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Welcome to the CLD Team: Information Bulletin

Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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Jan 2018

CLD News


The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities.

Top 10 Fears for Charities

Losing funding is the biggest risk facing UK charities in 2018. Read more


Community Learning & Development Revised Guidance Note Published

Education Scotland has published a Revised Guidance Note to support local authorities and their partners to achieve the Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013. There is an expectation that CLD plans will be informed by this guidance. Guidance for local authorities and their partners was originally published in 2014 and this continues to apply. An associated policy paper has also been published.

Learning / ALN / Digital

Campaign Launched to Retain Study Programme

Groups such as YouthLink Scotland, Carers Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations have backed KeepErasmusPlus. Read more

Voluntary Arts Briefing - GDPR

Keen to know how the new GDPR laws on data protection (effective from May 2018) impact your creative activities? Take a look at the Voluntary Arts Briefing on the subject for some useful pointers and links to further information. Read more…

Get Creative Festival 17-25 March

The Get Creative Festival is a nationwide celebration of creative participation. Groups of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to run a 'come and try' event as part of the festival, to celebrate your activities and ask newcomers to have a go! Read more…

Scottish Education Awards

The awards are now open. Help celebrate your achievements here…!

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Update on Engagement around the New Funding Arrangements for ESOL

Following the announcement of the new funding arrangements for ESOL, guidance is now available from the Scottish Funding Council/Education Scotland. 

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Criminal Justice

More than half of Female Prisoners are Victims of Domestice Violence, figures show

Women in prison in England and Wales are often victims of much more serious offences than the ones they have been convicted of, a charity has warned. Read more…

Fears over rising use of new psychoactive substances in jails

Concern over a rise in new psychoactive substances (NPS) use in jails has been raised by the prisons watchdog. Read more…

A Sporting Chance for Children & Inmates at HMP Grampian

New HMP Grampian initiative is already improving relationships between children and their parents. Read more…

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Health & Equalities

Health Inequalities Collaborative Learning Plan

NHS Health Scotland, has asked Learning Link Scotland to identify health inequalities learning opportunities and resources that are available for the public services workforce. Learning Link Scotland’s review involves carrying out an online survey to gather information from a range of organisations in the third and public sectors. The information gathered will be used to produce a catalogue of national and local learning opportunities and resources that are available for the public services workforce.

Learning Link Scotland would appreciate if you could contribute to the research by completing this survey by 5pm on Monday 5th February 2018. The survey is available here: Health Inequalities Survey and The Health Inequalities Collaborative Learning Plan is available here: Health Inequalities Collaborative Learning Plan

UK Poverty 2017

This report, which has produced by the JRF Analysis Unit examines poverty rates in the UK, and looks at how figures have changes over the past two decades. Read more… 

Proposed Benefit Rates 2018-19

The proposed benefit rates for 2018/2019 are now available. Read more…

STEM Education & Training Strategy - see what the future holds

Scotland rightly takes pride in our expertise, innovation and achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and which are an integral part of our future economic and social development.  Read more…

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DWP Customer Phone Lines Now Free

All customer phone lines to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have become Freephone numbers. Read more…

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