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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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July 2018


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

Review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Scottish Government has published an audit of rejected referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and announced £5 million of investment for a new taskforce to work on improving CAMHS and ensuring that the young people whose referrals are rejected are signposted to appropriate alternative services.  Read the report here and more information here.

GCVS Blog: Outdoor Play

Following our recent successful event on Outdoor Play, our development worker Laura Dover wrote a blog summarising the learning from the day. Read the post here.
Involving Children in Services

The Public Protection Committee is holding a multi-agency event on the 12th September in Glasgow. The Citywide Forum have a workshop session at this event on the topic of 'Including the voice of the child' . They are looking for third sector organisations who would like to showcase work they have been doing to involve children in their services. 

If you would like your organisation to be part of this presentation, please email and give some details how you involve children and young people. 
Funding Confirmed for National Trauma Training Programme

Deputy First minister John Swinney has announced that an additional £1.35 million from the Scottish Government will be invested to create a national training programme to give frontline workers the skills they need to support individuals affected by trauma and adverse childhood experiences. This is being delivered by NHS Education for Scotland, who have also produced this animation on trauma-informed practice in the workplace.
Update on the Child Protection Improvement Programme

Read the latest update on the programme here for information about the 'Eyes Open' campaign on keeping children safe during the school holidays and other developments around online safety, disabilities and child sexual exploitation.

We are running a Child Protection Awareness event on 21st August. Book here to attend.

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

Social Security Committee Inquiry into Universal Credit and In-Work Poverty 

The Social Security Committee of the Scottish Parliament are seeking written contributions to their inquiry on the impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty. For more information and to submit your views click here.
Everyone's Children Responds to Scottish Government's 'ELC Service Model for 2020' Consultation

As part of the Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Policy Unit's consultation on the service model for the ELC expansion, we held a consultation event for third sector childcare organisations and submitted a written response to the consultation. Read our response here.
Consultation on Children's Rights 

The Scottish Government are consulting with individuals and organisations on how best to take forward children's rights under the UNCRC. Download the consultation paper and submit a response here.
New Research on Child Trafficking Published

ECPAT UK has released a new report, Child Trafficking in the UK 2018: A Snapshot. The report is an overview of the current state of modern slavery affecting children in the UK, compiling the latest statistics and recent policy developments. Read the full report here.

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

Child Protection Awareness Training
21st August 9.30am -12.30pm
The Albany Centre (GCVS), Glasgow

This training is aimed at people who come into contact with children and young people in the course of their work, perhaps through working with their parents. By the end of the training, participants will be able to :
  • State the key needs of children as outlined in GIRFEC
  • Describe key terms in relation to child protection and recognise signs of abuse
  • Respond to a concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm and
  • Record information
Register here.
Case Conference Attendance Training
25th July and 14th August, 9.30am - 12.30pm

This course is intended for staff who may be required to attend Child Protection Case Conferences. It is assumed participants will have an understanding of GIRFEC and child protection processes.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the case conference process
  • Understand their responsibility to contribute to decision-making in case conferences
  • Gain an understanding of the challenges of multi-agency working in case conferences and how to overcome these
Bookings are limited to one place per organisation. If you would like additional places, please email to join the waitlist.

Register for a place at the July session here or the August session here.
GCVS Capacity Building and Employers training
Various dates July to October 

GCVS are running a number of training courses over the summer and autumn for third sector organisations.This includes free courses, funded through the Integrated Grant Fund on:
  • Costing your service. Book here
  • Pricing your service. Book here 
  • Engaging Trustees and Board members. Book here 
Our Employers Advice service offers training on topics such as:
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Dealing with sickness absence
  • Support and supervision skills
For the full list of employer training, see the courses listings on Eventbrite here

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

Solihull Parenting Approach Two Day Training

Click here to find the training schedule for Solihull Foundation 2 Day Training taking place between July and December 2018. 

There are 5 places allocated on each training date for Voluntary Sector staff.

All places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

To secure your place please email  A confirmation email will be sent to prior to the training taking place.

Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People 
14-hour evidence-based blended learning course for adults who support young people between the ages of 11-17. Participants will gain an increased knowledge and awareness of mental health issues, as well as improved confidence in:
  • Being able to detect problems early
  • Helping to reduce stigma around mental health issues
  • Helping young people to recognize problems
  • Providing guidance and immediate assistance to a young person in crisis.
To request a place, please complete this booking form and return it to The course is a blended course which means parts 1 and 3 have to be completed online. Parts 1 and 3 take up to 3 hours each.
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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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