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Welcome to the Everyone's Children Newsletter!

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 2018


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

Everyone's Children survey results

Thanks to all the organisations that took part in our survey over the last year. We had 124 completed responses and your answers gave us a lot of useful information that we can use to lobby and advocate of behalf of the sector.

The survey found that the sector employs over 5,500 staff and volunteers to provide services to over 36,000 children and 45,000 children in Glasgow.  You can see the key results here.

We have also produced a Citywide Directory of third sector services for children, young people and families. You can see it here. If you would like to have an entry in the directory, it's not too late. Email us at and we'll send you a link to the survey. 
Summer Holiday Activity Survey

Around 100 third sector projects successfully bid for funding from the Glasgow Summer Food Programme. Between them, they planned to feed over 20,000 children. The total grants given out was around £900k.
The Citywide Forum would like to produce a report highlighting the excellent work that the third sector does with children and families during the summer. To help us to build up the picture, please complete this short survey.

This is not limited to organisations that received Summer Food Programme money - we'd like to hear from everyone.  We’d also like pictures of your activities for use in our report. If you have any we can use, please send them to
Scottish Government publishes research on parental views of early learning and childcare

The report presents findings on uptake on funded ELC and parents' views on quality, affordability and accessibility as well as their opinions on the expansion to 1140 funded hours. Read the full report here.
Finland study trip: opportunity for a funded place

The National Third Sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project is offering a supported opportunity to attend the next Children in Scotland study trip to Finland.They will sponsor two third sector delegate places on this year’s visit.

The offer aims to support those delegates or organisations who may otherwise not be able to take part. This opportunity is open to any third sector organisations who work with children, young people and families in Scotland (including Third Sector Interfaces). More information here.

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

Assistance with funding from GCVS

There are lots of grants that people can get to help children, young people and families. One Glasgow Children’s project recently received £4k after using the Funding Portal. You can find out more by coming along to one of our First Tuesday sessions. The next session is on 4th September. You can register to attend here.
If you would like to receive regular information about funding opportunities, you can sign up to the GCVS Funding Extra newsletter here.
Report shows 'hidden' mortality rates for looked-after children

Research by Kezia Dugdale MSP's office claims that children in care have higher mortality rates than other children and that this can be 'hidden' as their deaths are often not properly recorded by local authorities. Read the full report here.
Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families Resource

The Scottish Government is consulting on it's ‘Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families Resource’. You can read the ALLIANCE response to the consultation here. If you would like to make your own response, there is still time as the consultation closes on 5th Sept. More details here.
OSCR publishes interim safeguarding guidance

The new publication 'Safeguarding Guidance: Keeping vulnerable beneficiaries safeexplains what is meant by safeguarding and highlights key steps charity trustees can take to make sure that protection of children and vulnerable adults is considered in an appropriate way. More information here.
Briefing shows links between child health, poverty and educational attainment

NHS Health Scotland have published a paper highlighting the connections between low income, poor health and lower educational attainment in children. Read the full briefing paper here.

Upcoming Everyone's Children training & events that may be of interest to organisations working with children, young people and families.

Children's Rights Consultation Event
14th September 9.30am - 12.30pm
The Albany Centre (GCVS), Glasgow

This consultation event will inform the GCVS response to the Scottish Government consultation on Progressing Children's Rights, on behalf of the third sector, and also encourage third sector organisations to submit their own response.

The session will be led by Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People between 2009 and 2017. 

Register here.
Support and Supervision Skills for Managers (ILM Recognised) SPECIAL OFFER
5th September 9.30am - 4.30pm
The Albany Centre (GCVS), Glasgow

This one day course aims to build your skills and confidence in holding one to one support and supervision meetings with staff.
We’ll cover how to give feedback, both positive and critical, and how to deal with difficult issues that may arise. You will leave with a range of tips and techniques that can make a positive difference to you and your staff in future supervision meetings. 

Special price of £70 for Everyone's Children mailing list members (normally priced at £240).

Book here.

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

Public Protection Event FREE
12th September 2018, 9.15am – 4.15pm
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, G2 1DU

Glasgow’s Adult and Child Protection Committees are hosting a free one-day event to showcase public protection activity in the city. There will be input from People First, The Advocacy Project, MAPPA and the Children & Families Third Sector Citywide Forum followed by a discussion on the future of public protection in Glasgow.
Places are limited to 100 participants. To register your interest, please complete and email this ‘register your interest’ form to by 31st August.

Mellow Futures Babies programme

Equal Say have a Mellow Futures Babies programme beginning in September 2018 and there are still some spaces available. Mellow Futures is specifically designed for parents who have learning disabilities and they  are looking for referrals for mums with babies aged between 2 and 12 months. Referrals can be made by anyone and there is no cost involved. See the leaflet here for details. Please contact or or call 0141 556 3477 for more information.

Supporting Early Years children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) 
29th August 2018

Through attending this course you will learn about different autism spectrum disorders and how they present in young children. You will also learn how to encourage children with their learning and behaviours, and offer support to their families. More information and bookings here.

First Aid Training FREE

The British Red Cross works with organisations and community groups who support people who are at risk and would have the greatest impact from a first aid intervention, including:

  • People living with issues around drug and alcohol usage.
  • Adults over 65 who are at more risk of slips, trips and falls.
  • People who are homeless or rough sleepers and at risk of injury.

The tailored first aid sessions provide people with the skills and confidence to help in a first aid emergency. More information here.

We would really welcome your feedback on this bulletin and any suggestions you have about future content. You can email any feedback or questions to

Visit our website for more information about our Everyone's Children project and to see regular news updates and related resources. 

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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