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Our newsletter features the latest news, policy, training and events for organisations and staff who support children and families in Glasgow and across Scotland. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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August 2017


The latest updates and news stories that may be of interest to organisations working with children and families.

New Evening Programme

In response to interest and requests, Everyone's Children are launching an evening training programme aimed at staff and volunteers who can't attend training during the day. The sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to 9pm at the Albany Centre. The first two sessions are open to book now:

Tuesday 12th September GIRFEC and the Named Person More/book here. 

Tuesday 3rd Oct Introduction to Child Protection  Find out more/book here.  

Equal Protection for Children: Our Response

On 4 August, alongside the Citywide Forum, we submitted a response to MSP John Finnie's consultation on the Scottish Parliament's Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. View our response here. 

SVQ Centre - Social Care (children and young people) 

The GCVS SVQ Centre provides opportunities for workforce development, including Social Care (Children and Young People) and Social Services Health SVQ’s at level 2, 3 & 4. If you would like to receive more information on this, please email Carrie Shearer SVQ Administrator

GIRFEC Policy Update

The Scottish Government Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) team produced a policy document in July 2017 with updated information on delivering the GIRFEC policy, replacing the document issued in September 2016. The document can be accessed here. 

Mosquito Devices

The Children and Young People's Commissioner has called for a ban on 'mosquito' devices in Scotland, after it was reported that Hamilton Central station had installed one of the devices, which is designed to repel children and young people from an area by emitting a sound only they are able to hear. Read the Commissioners position statement here. 

Re-Solv Programme 

Re-Solv, who are experts on Volatile Substance Abuse and New Psychoactive Substances, have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to run a new prevention programme in Glasgow. The project aims to raise awareness of the dangers of solvent abuse, to help children build confidence to deal with difficult decisions, and to help parents feel more confident to talk to their children about substance use. 

Sessions will be running throughout the city. If you would like to get involved, contact Louise Haggarty: 07718147472 

Stand By Me

Stand By Me is a new project from Partners in Advocacy, funded by Children in Need, which supports children and young people who may be involved with the children’s hearing system, youth justice, or who are affected by serious disadvantage in their lives. 

If you would like any further information on this project, or any other Partners in Advocacy services, please contact Gillian Colquhoun on 0141 847 0660. 

The latest consultations, publications and resources for organisations and people working with children and families in Scotland.

Children's Services Plan   

The Glasgow Integrated Children and Young People's Service Plan 2017-20 is now available online. Everyone's Children and the Citywide Forum were involved in the consultations for the Plan, to ensure the third sector role was recognised. Access the document here. 

Children's Reporter Statistics  

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) statistics for 2016-17 were published on 27 July, with the number of Child Protection Orders received increased significantly to 687 from 595 the previous year. 

More here. 

Additonal Support Needs Consultation

This consultation seeks views from those who are involved in supporting children and young people with additional support needs.

Click here to respond to the consultation. The deadline for responses is 12 September 2017.

Report on Young Carers in Glasgow 

'Young carers in Glasgow: health, wellbeing and future expectations' has been published by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health. The report shows results of a new study which looks at the prevalence, health, and future expectations of young carers in Glasgow. 

Download the document in full here. 

Upcoming training & events at GCVS that may be of interest to organisations working with children, young people and families.

Significant Case Reviews & Child Protection FREE
Wednesday 6th September 2017 - Albany Centre 
A Citywide Forum Event, supported by Everyone’s Children and Glasgow’s Child Protection Committee. You will have the opportunity to learn about:
  • The Glasgow CPC, with an overview of the structures/sub-groups
  • Recurring themes from recent and past SCR’s
  • Be able to contribute to the formulation of an SCR Action Plan
Book here. 
GIRFEC Information Sharing & Policy Update FREE
Thursday 21st September - Albany Centre 
Following the publication of the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill, the ALLIANCE is providing updated Getting it Right for Every Child information events across Scotland. 

Everyone's Children will be hosting the Glasgow workshop, in partnership with the ALLIANCE, on 21st September. 
More/book here.
Scotland's New Health and Social Care Standards FREE
Thursday 12th October, 14.30 to 16.00 - The Albany Centre 
At this briefing session, Henry Mathias from the Care Inspectorate, who led the development of the new Health and Social Care Standards, will discuss the new Standards and what they will mean for children and young people and for the services they experience.
Book here. 

Upcoming training and events from other organisations that may be of interest to those working with children, young people and families. 

Kinship Care, Looked After Children and the Benefits System   
Thursday 24th August, 10.00 to 16.00 - Glasgow  
This Child Poverty Action Group event will look at benefit issues where there is social work involvement with a child and their family. Find out more and book here. 
Data Protection: Getting to Grips with Updated Legislation  
Thursday 14th September, 9.30 to 12.30 - The Albany Centre 
This Children in Scotland event will look at upcoming changes to Data Protection legislation. The new legislation due to take effect in 2018 will overhaul the existing regime for the first time in more than 20 years. Charities and other organisations should be considering now what steps to take to ensure compliance. 

This event is free for Children in Scotland members. Book here. 
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Our Everyone’s Children Project is funded by the Scottish Government to promote and support third sector services for children, young people and families. 

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