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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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January 2018


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

Grants for Training Courses!

Glasgow City Council have confirmed they will look at offering match funding towards GCVS/Everyone's Children training courses, for applicants working in third sector childcare organisations! You can check whether your organisation is eligible by e-mailing: 

Applications should be received by 31st January. Funding must be applied for in advance of the course taking place and you must contact us at to let us know that you are applying, and again to confirm when funding is granted. We can then book your place on the training. 

Download the guidance and CPD application form here. 

Access the full GCVS training programme here, and upcoming courses in the events section below! 

Citywide Forum - Community Planning

Everyone’s Children Manager, Suzie Scott, and members of the Citywide Forum ELC sub-group attended a meeting on 10th January with the Glasgow Community Planning Strategic Board and Executive Group, to contribute to the Glasgow Community Action Plan. This focuses on Economic Growth, Resilient Communities, A Fairer More Equal Glasgow and priority areas of Childcare and Transport.

The session heard from a range of speakers on key issues facing the city. Our participants stressed the crucial role of the Third Sector in helping to deliver the City’s aim for “Glasgow to be a world class city, with thriving and resilient communities where everyone can flourish and benefit from the city’s success.”

Living Wage Survey: Low Pay 

The Living Wage Foundation have just launched a new survey 'Low Pay in the Charity Sector: What is your perspective?', to seek input on how to enable the Living Wage in the third sector.

The Foundation will subsequently be launching a prioritised action plan later this year, based on the survey responses.

Fill in the survey here. 

Additional Support for Learning 

Amendments to the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 have now come in to force, extending a range of rights, to children aged 12-15, for the first time.

More here. 

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

Children and GDPR Consultation 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) are consulting on their draft guidance on Children and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information available here.

Consultation documents can be downloaded here. The consultation will close on 28 February

Growing Up In Scotland: ELC Report 

This report uses Growing Up In Scotland longitudinal data to provide an understanding of characteristics of early learning and childcare (ELC) use and provision in Scotland, including data around the Scottish Government expansion of ELC entitlement. 

Access the report in full here. 

The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare: Evaluation Report 

The Scottish Government have published an evaluation report looking at the impact of the expansion of government funded ELC after the 2014 Act. 

Download the report here. 

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

Childcare Consultation Event FREE
Monday 22nd January, 2pm to 4pm - Albany Centre
We have been asked by Glasgow City Council to identify the kind of support third sector organisations need to access SVQ qualifications and business development.

We want you to tell us the support you need to ensure your organisation is sustainable and able to expand to meet the childcare plans for the city. 
Book here.  If you can’t attend, but would like to have your say, please email  
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. 
Child Development - NEW DATE 
Tuesday 30th January, 6.30pm - 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 evening session will be led by staff from Early Years Scotland. 

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. 
Children's Rights 
Tuesday 6th February, 6.30pm - 9pm, Albany Centre 
Children and young people have rights which are part of the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child, and are also firmly embedded in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

This evening session from Tam Baillie is designed to help you consider how a rights-based approach can make a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people and the services which support them.

Book here. 

Froebel Play Approach 
Friday 16th February, 9.30 - 16.00 - Albany Centre 
At this session learn from Froebelian experts Lynn McNair and Liann Higgins (Cowgate Under 5's Centre) on the history and principles of a Froebel approach to early years learning - through play.

More information/book here. 

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

Effective Facilitation Workshop 
Monday 26th February, 9.30 - 16.30 - Robertson House, Glasgow
At this Effective Facilitation Workshop from Parent Network Scotland you will explore and practise facilitation skills and the impact of group work on parents, share experiences and understand challenging behaviour in groups.

To book a place, please contact Lorna Mitchell at or 0141 353 5604. 
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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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