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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

September 2017

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

Research Launch! 

Our research The Third Sector Role in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Glasgow launched on 30th August at the Glasgow Community Plan Consultation event. The research, carried out by our ELC Development Worker, Laura Dover, shows current issues that exist for third sector ELC organisations and how these can best be addressed to help contribute to the expansion of ELC in Glasgow. 

The executive summary can be accessed here. 

New Evening Programme

Our new Evening Training Programme is now underway! We began with a great session on GIRFEC and the Named Person on 12th September. 

The next session will be 'Introduction to Child Protection' on Tuesday 3rd October. Book here. 

Citywide Forum update: SCR Event 

The Citywide Forum held a very successful event with Glasgow's Child Protection Committee, 'Significant Case Reviews & Child Protection', on 6th September. It was great to see so many people come along to the event, with over 70 delegates there on the day.

Interesting discussions took place around recurring themes from Significant Case Reviews and the impact they have on the third sector. The event provided organisations the opportunity to join a working group to address some of the key issues discussed.

Presentations from the event can be downloaded from the website here. A full event report will also be available soon. 

Suicide Prevention 

World Suicide Prevention Day took place on 10th September 2017. Various third sector organisations have valuable resources available to help notice signs or symptoms in children/young people who may be struggling and how best to support them. 

Access resources from the National Suicide Prevention Alliance here, and the NSPCC here. 

Join the Children's Panel 

Applications for Children's Panel membership are now open and close on 26th September 2017

Find out more about the Children's Panel in Glasgow, and how to apply, here.

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

Information Sharing Response

The Call for Evidence on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill closed on 25th August.

Read our response here. All submitted responses are also available on the Committee website. 

Impact of Welfare Policy on Children 

The Scottish Government have published a report showing the impact of UK welfare policy on families with children, drawing from real case studies provided by the Child Poverty Action Group

Access the report here. 

Programme for Scotland 2017-18

The Scottish Government published their Programme for Government 2017-18 on September 5th 2017.

The Programme has been welcomed by many third sector organisations, as several positive commitments for children have been made. This includes £50 million to tackle child poverty and, significantly, a commitment to support John Finnie's proposal to prohibit the physical punishment of children. 

Access the full report here. 

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

GIRFEC Information Sharing & Policy Update FREE
Thursday 21st September, 10.00 to 12.30 - Albany Centre 
This session looks at the recent update and call for evidence on the Information Sharing Bill. The workshop will be facilitated by Ronnie Hill, ALLIANCE Associate Director and Third Sector Implementation Advisor, Scottish Government Getting It Right for Every Child team. 

More/book here.
Scotland's New Health and Social Care Standards FREE
Thursday 12th October, 14.30 to 16.00 - The Albany Centre 
At this briefing session, Henry Mathias from the Care Inspectorate, who led the development of the new Health and Social Care Standards, will discuss the new Standards and what they will mean for children and young people and for the services they experience.
Book here. 
IGF Training Workshops 
Various dates September to November 2017 - The Albany Centre 
GCVS is working in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Jobs and Business Glasgow, Volunteer Glasgow and CEiS to support IGF-funded organisations through free training workshops. Workshops will cover areas such as: 
  • Attracting/keeping board members 
  • Roles, responsibilites & relationships 
  • Social media management & communications 
View all of the workshops on the GCVS Eventbrite page here. 

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

DLA for Children 
Tuesday 19th September, 10.00 to 16.00 
At this CPAG in Scotland event, you will learn more about disability living allowance (DLA), an allowance which is the main way of meeting the additional needs of many children yet it is under claimed and hard to understand. 

More/book here. 
Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Conference 
Thursday 26th October - The Studio, Glasgow 
At this Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Conference you'll hear about the opportunities and challenges faced by corporate parents as they deliver changes to bring improvement and consistency to how we meet the needs of Scotland's care leavers. Speakers include:
  • Emeritus Professor Mike Stein from the University of York
  • Judith Tait, Service Manager Strategic Scrutiny (Children and Justice), the Care Inspectorate
  • Bruce Adamson, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
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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