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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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December 2017


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

Seasons Greetings! 

The Everyone's Children team hope everyone has a great festive period! We would like to thank you all for your support and look forward to continuing our exciting programme in 2018. 

Third Sector Summit 

This major event was organised in partnership with Glasgow’s Third Sector Interface. The main focus of the day was to create a transformed relationship between the Third Sector and Glasgow City Council. Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, David McDonald opened the day by thanking the Third Sector for the huge contribution it makes in the city, acting as the backbone of local communities. 

There were contributions from a range of Third Sector organisations and our own Suzie Scott spoke of the importance of Third Sector networks in Glasgow, using the Citywide Forum's success as an example. 

The next step will be to develop a Partnership Agreement between GCC and the Third Sector. For more information on the event, see the blog by Kathleen Caskie, Third Sector Forum Manager here.

North East Networking 

Everyone's Children hosted a great networking event on 30th November alongside the Voluntary Sector North East Glasgow and the Citywide Forum. The event allowed third sector organisations working in the North East of Glasgow to build new connections with staff from health, social work, education and Glasgow City Council. 

There was a real buzz in the room on the day and it was great to see so many third sector organisations present. As with our previous networking events, we have created a North East Directory, which can now be accessed here. 

If you would like to be included in the directory, you can fill in our third sector survey. 

Significant Case Reviews - Event Report 

The Citywide Forum steering group have now published the event summary report on the Significant Case Reviews & Child Protection event which took place in September. 

You can access the report on the Citywide Forum web-page here. 

National Youth Work Awards 

Nominations for the National Youth Work Awards 2018 are now open. The National Youth Work Awards, one of the many events for the Year of Young People 2018, will celebrate youth work and the youth workers who make a difference in the lives of young people every year.

Find out more/nominate on the Youth Link Scotland website here. 

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

Named Person Panel 

An independent panel, the GIRFEC Practice Development Panel, will be created to provide expert advice to ensure the Named Person service is workable.

More here. 

Young People's Mental Health Commission 

Mental Health Minister, Maureen Watt, has announced that a youth commission on Mental Health Services is to be established - a partnership between the Scottish Government, Young Scot and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. 

Young people will lead a study into child and adolescent mental health services to recommend improvements to Ministers.

More here. 

Child Poverty Bill - OPFS Briefing 

Following the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill being passed by the Scottish Parliament, One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) have put together a briefing on the Bill. Access the briefing here.

State of Children's Rights Report 

Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) have published their report 'State of Children's Rights in Scotland'.

Access it here. 

Model for Engagement with Children and Young People  

The Scottish Government have published Edinburgh Children's Partnership model for engagement with children and young people. The document provides an example of successful engagement with children and young people. 

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

Child Development - Evening Programme 
Tuesday 16th January, 6.30pm to 9pm - Albany Centre 
The growing brain is influenced by many factors, including a child’s relationships, experiences and environment.In this course, you will learn about the crucial role staff play in supporting early brain development.
  • Theory and research of early brain development
  • How staff can support and influence this
  • The crucial role of parents/carers

This session will be led by staff from Early Years Scotland.

Book here.

Health & Social Care Standards - In Practice   FREE
Tuesday 23rd January, 9.30 - 12.00 - Albany Centre 
In this second GCVS briefing session, Henry Mathias, the Care Inspectorate’s Strategic Lead for Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards, will talk about what the Standards mean for early learning and childcare. The session will look at the Standards in detail and highlight how they will affect the inspection of registered services.

Book here. 
Capacity Building IGF Workshops 
January 2018 - Albany Centre 
GCVS will be running a series of workshops specifically aimed at Integrated Grant Fund (IGF) funded organisations. Coming up in January:
  • Successfully Engaging Trustees and Board Members - Wednesday 24th January. Book here.
  • Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships - Wednesday 31st January. Book here.
If your organisation does not receive IGF funding, but you would like to attend, please contact our Capacity Building Officer, Phil Broadley -
'Resilience' - Third Sector Screening   FREE
Monday 29th January, 13.30 - 16.00 - Albany Centre 
‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ is a trail-blazing documentary looking at the links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and poor health/disease.
This screening is for staff and volunteers working in Third Sector organisations.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion where we explore the implications of our deepening understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on practice in the Third Sector, chaired by Mary Glasgow (Interim CEO at Children 1st).

Book here. 
Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Training: Young People 
Thursday 1st February, 9.30 - 16.30 - Albany Centre 
This training is designed for anyone who is interested in supporting young people (aged 11-17) with mental health issues. It comprises one full day’s training +7 hours of e-learning. 

More information/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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