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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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October 2018


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

Blog post: Finland Study Trip

Everyone's Children Project Manager, Suzie Scott, participated in the Children in Scotland study trip to Finland and has written a blog post on the learning from the trip. Read the post here.
Citywide Forum Networking Event

The Citywide Forum for Children, Families and Young People will be holding a networking event on the 9th November. Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, will be the keynote speaker. All Citywide Forum members are invited to attend and you can join the Forum for free here.

Register to attend here.
Autistic children missing out on education

Research published by Children In Scotland and partners revealed that a significant percentage of autistic children are unlawfully excluded from school and examines the impact of this on the child and their family, as well as how staff can help children with autism be included and involved at school. Read the full report here.
Research highlights links between child poverty, low paid work and disabilities

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have published new research highlighting the scale of in-work poverty and barriers to the labour market such as lack of childcare, ill health and disabilities. Read the full report here.

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

Universal Credit Service 

One Parent Families Scotland have launched a “Universal Credit Support & Connect” Service which works within local communities across Glasgow to raise parents and frontline staffs’ awareness of the UC rollout dates, directly support single parents to apply for Universal Credit and help single parent families to address the impact of UC on their income. More information about the service is available here and a factsheet about Universal Credit for single parents can be downloaded here.
One Good Adult - Final resource

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have now published their 'One Good Adult' resource clip about the importance of a supportive and trusted adult in a young person's life. View the clip here.
Young Carers Grant Consultation Event

The Health and Social Care Alliance are hosting a Scottish Government consultation event on the Young Carers Grant. They are hoping to engage with a wide range of organisations and individuals who have experience of working with children and young people. More information and registration here.

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

Youth Mindfulness briefing session FREE
10am - 12pm, 24th October 2018
The Albany Centre (GCVS)

In this session you will:

  • See how mindfulness can be made relevant to children and teens
  • Learn how mindfulness can bring about more self awareness, improved emotional regulation and resilience in young people
  • Explore the benefits of mindfulness for staff teams
  • Connect with like minded practitioners who have wellbeing at the heart of what they do
Book places here.
'Impact for Fearties' FREE
10am - 1pm, 8th November 2018
The Albany Centre (GCVS)

This session gives a basic understanding of self-evaluation and the benefits or recording impacts. Ideal for front-line or development staff with little or no experience of self-evaluation or for those who are often asked to record impacts but they need to understand the process better.

Book places here.
Understanding ADHD
9.30am - 4.30pm, 16th November 2018
The Albany Centre (GCVS)

This session explores the presentation and impact of ADHD, and develop skills for more effective relationship-building and communication with children and young people who have ADHD.

Book places here.

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

Investors In Young People Award - Information Session
10am - 12pm, 23rd October 2018
The Albany Centre (GCVS)

GCVS and Re:markable Scotland are offering an information session for those interested in being assessed for the Investors in Young People award. Current funding runs out in December but there is still time for organisations to be assessed in November and December.

Book places here.
PEEK 18th Birthday Community Celebration
12pm - 3pm, Thursday 18th October
Crownpoint Sports Complex, Glasgow

PEEK are celebrating their 18th birthday with a community party. There will be performances from children and young peole, a BBQ and free activities for families to participate in.

More information here.
CPAG Training: Special Offers

CPAG currently have a number of special offers for training on a range of topics including Universal Credit, student benefits, childcare costs and more. More details and bookings here.
PINS Talks: Love
10am - 1pm, 3rd December 2018
Teacher Building, Glasgow

PINS network members will be exploring the question: is there a place for love in our professional relationships with children and young people? Along the way consider love and practice with care-experienced young people, love in early learning and care provision, love and the relationship between teachers and learners. They will also explore love as a human right, love on the school curriculum and indeed love as one of Scotland’s national outcomes.

More information here.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Courses

The Scottish Drugs Forum are currently offering a number of half-day and full-day courses on drug and alcohol awareness.

More information here.
We would really welcome your feedback on this newsletter 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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