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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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March 2018


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

Blog: Pupil Equity Fund Research 

Our latest blog is from our Early Learning & Childcare Development Worker, Laura Dover, looking at Third Sector experiences of the Scottish Government Pupil Equity Fund.

Access the blog here. Full research summary available here. 

Early Learning & Childcare News

In February we created a newsletter focussing on early learning and childcare news. This will help third sector childcare organisations stay up to date with Glasgow's developing childcare strategy. 

View the newsletter here

North West Children & Families Network Relaunch!

Our network for third sector organisations providing services to children, young people and families in the North West area of Glasgow (previously the North West Wellbeing Network) has been renamed and relaunched! 

Now the North West Children and Families Network, it will:  

  • Be the representative group for the North West Locality Children’s Forum
  • Provide a strong and co-ordinated voice to partner agencies through engaging in participative consultation
  • Share knowledge, experience and good practice
  • Build connections for knowledge and understanding of other organisations to be able to refer and direct families to the right support and to develop potential collaborations
  • Harness and communicate the voices of service users

If you would like to join the North West CFN steering group we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch at: 

International Women's Day 2018 

Thursday 8th March was International Women's Day, with individuals and organisations across the world advocating for an equal future for women and girls. 

Highlights from the day included a meeting of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women & Girls, and the unveiling of a statue of Mary Barbour, Glasgow's first female politician, by 300 schoolchildren. 

Access resources, news and updates on #IWD2018 here. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 

NHS Scotland have published statistics on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), showing that over 4000 children and young people in Scotland started CAMHS treatment between October and December 2017. 

Barnardo’s Scotland is calling for cross-sectoral action to improve support for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and a wider discussion on what other agencies can do to support CAMHS. More here. 

NSPCC Disclosure Survey 

The NSPCC is undertaking a research project to develop a practical resource that will support professionals working with children to confidently deal with disclosures of abuse and to improve children’s experiences of the disclosure process.
The survey can be accessed here. Closes Friday 23rd March 2018.

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

Guidance on the Scottish Government's Child Poverty Delivery Plan 

Scotland's Poverty and Inequality Commission have published a report setting out advice on the Scottish Government's Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018. 

Access the report here. 

Young People's Participation in Decision Making in Scotland 

This Scottish Government report presents findings from a survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland on perceptions of their ability to influence decisions that affect their lives.

Access it here. 

SCRA Report: Looked After Children 

A new report from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA), ‘Complexity in the lives of looked after children and their families in Scotland: 2003 to 2016’, has been published. 

Access it here. 

Cabinet Meeting with Children & Young People: Progress Report 

A report has been published by the Scottish Government on progress that has been made on actions agreed at last year's Cabinet meeting with children & young people.

Read the report here.

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

Your Thoughts  
We are currently developing our training programme for April 2018 onwards. If you have any suggestions for training, please get in touch to let us know: 
Citywide Forum Early Learning & Childcare: Sharing Good Practice 
Monday 19th March, 10.00 to 12.00 - Albany Centre 
The next meeting of the Citywide Forum Early Learning and Childcare sub-group will hear from the Children in Scotland CHANGE project, which is working with communities in Glasgow East to develop childcare services in the area. The event is free and open to anyone working in Third Sector childcare services in Glasgow.

To attend, book here. 
South Glasgow Networking Event 
Thursday 19th April, 2.30pm - 5.00pm - Govanhill Queens Park Parish Church, Queens Drive 
This event is for local councillors and staff working in health, social care and education to meet up with third sector organisations who provide services that help children, young people and families in the South of Glasgow. 

Third sector organisations will each have their own stall, allowing individuals to become more familiar with what third sector projects in this area offer. Third sector organisations from the South will also be able to find out more about what other services provide, which may promote better partnership working.

More/book here. 

CLD & Employer's Advice Training 
Various Dates 
GCVS' Community Learning & Development Team and Employer's Advice Service have a wide ranging training programme designed to support third sector organisations in areas such as: 
  • Social Media Management 
  • Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships 
  • Support & Supervision  
  • Monitoring & Evaluation 
  • Sustainability
    ...and much more!
Check out the full training calendar here. 

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

Solihull Training 
April - July 2018 
Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership are hosting Solihull Approach Programme 2 Day Training on the following dates: 
  • Friday 20th April & Friday 4th May
  • Monday 28th May & Monday 11th June 
  • Wednesday 4th July & Wednesday 18th July
Please contact Ashley Gemmell on: to secure a place. 
GIRFEC Training for the Deaf Community 
Saturday 21st April, 10.00am - 2.30pm: Sense Scotland, Glasgow 
The ALLIANCE and the Scottish Council On Deafness (SCOD) are co-hosting free Getting It Right For Every Child training aimed at parents and carers of the deaf and heard of hearing community. 

More information/book here. 
Children in Scotland Training & Events  
Various Dates April - May 2018 
Children in Scotland run a wide ranging learning and events programme to strengthen knowledge and practice in the children's sector. Upcoming events in Glasgow: 
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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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