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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.

If you have any news you want us to include please email everyoneschildren@gcvs.org.uk

October 2017

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

Health and Social Care Standards Event

Everyone's Children hosted a great event with Henry Mathias from the Care Inspectorate on 12th October, allowing third sector organisations to hear about the new Health and Social Care Standards. Attendees were able to learn what the new Standards will mean for children and young people and for the services they experience.

The new Standards can be accessed here. 

ELC Research - Blog 

Laura Dover, the Everyone's Children Early Learning and Childcare Development Worker, has written a blog on the research she recently conducted - The Third Sector Role in Early Learning and Childcare in Glasgow

Have a read of the blog here

North East Directory

The Everyone’s Children team are now expanding our mapping exercise of third sector organisations working with children, young people and families to the North East area of the city.

If you would like your organisation in the directory, you can complete our online survey here, and attend our networking event on 30th November (see below for details).  

Evening Training Programme

Our new Evening Training Programme is in place for organisations working with children, young people and families who are unable to attend our training sessions during the day. 

The next session is Autism Awareness and takes place on Tuesday 7th November 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Book your place here!

Just announced: Activity & Wellbeing Training, Tuesday 21st November, 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Book here. 

Universal Credit Concerns 

The roll out of Universal Credit across Scotland began this month, replacing several current benefits and tax credits. This will affect many across Scotland, including children and families. 

The change has been highly criticised, with 75 MSP's recently voting to 'immediately halt' Universal Credit on 4th October, and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stating that the Scottish Government is making a strong case against the roll-out

You can access useful information on Universal Credit from Child Poverty Action Group in Scotlandhere. 

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

A Digital World For All? 

The Carnegie Trust have published a report looking at digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people. The #NotWithoutMe programme challenges the assumption that young people are ‘digital natives’ and have basic digital skills or access to learning opportunities. 

Download the report in full here. 

Care Inspectorate - Annual Report on ELC 

The Care Inspectorate published its annual report on early learning and childcare provision in Scotland on 19th September 2017.

 Access the full report here

Glasgow Community Plan 

The final Glasgow Community Plan from the Community Planning Partnership was published on 4th October 2017. It describes responses that were received during the consultation period, including opinions on the priority areas, one of which is childcare. 

Access the Plan in full here. 

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

Introduction to Child Protection 
Monday 30th October, 9.30 to 12.30 - The Albany Centre 
This half-day session provides an introduction to child protection, your individual and organisation’s roles and responsibilities, and the steps to take should you feel a child requires your support. 

Book here. 
Connecting and Communicating with Children & Young People with ADHD  
Tuesday 21st November, 9.30 to 16.00 - The Albany Centre 
At this TalkLinks training session, you will explore the presentation and impact of ADHD, and develop skills for more effective relationship-building and communication with children and young people who have ADHD.

More information and tickets available here.
North East Glasgow Networking Event - Children, Young People and Families 
Thursday 30th November, 13.30 to 16.00 - Calton Heritage Learning Centre 
At this networking event, third sector organisations will each have their own stall, allowing individuals from health, social care and education to become more familiar with what third sector projects in the North East of Glasgow offer. Third sector organisations from this area will also be able to find out more about what other services provide. 

More/book here. 

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

Group Triple P - Parenting Programmes 
October - December 2017 
Group Triple P is a parenting programme delivered over 8 weeks for parents of children who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills.

Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the causes of child behaviour problems, setting specific goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage misbehaviour, and plan for high-risk everyday parenting situations.

For more information please contact the Central Parenting Team, GCHSCP, on: centralparentingteam@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 
Father's Network Scotland AGM 
Tuesday 31st October, Edinburgh  
The Father's Network Scotland AGM will be an opportunity not only to reflect on the past year and the legacy of Year of the Dad, but to also share ideas on the 'Dad Up' campaign.

Inspiring speakers will share their experiences and views, with a focus on how to support dads involvement in schools. 

More/book here. 
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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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