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Our Resource Round-Up features useful resources for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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December 2017

Professional Development

My Skills, My Future Free Training

The Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) Partnership has recently updated and re-launched its My Skills, My Future (MSMF) resource. My Skills, My Future aims to support individuals by identifying the skills they have gained through informal learning such as a hobby or part time job and benchmark these to the SCQF so they can see the level of their learning and start to make a plan of action for the future with the help of a facilitator.
The SCQF Partnership is running a series of free workshops designed to introduce practitioners to the resource and bookings are now being taken. 


Community Empowerment

Summary Guidance for Participation Requests

SCDC has developed summary guidance to accompany part 3 of the Community Empowerment Act on participation requests. The summary guidance provides a plain English summary of what participation requests are, as well as helpful illustrative examples and a flow chart to help you through the process.   Read more… 

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Learning / ALN / Digital

Thinking Differently: Lessons for Practitioners

This guide is for any third sector organisation working with young people, particularly those working on misuse of alcohol by the Robertson Trust.  This pulls together 12 top tips for organisations interested in reducing alcohol-related harm by positioning young people as the potential catalysts for change. Read more… 

Helpline set up to help charities prepare for GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a dedicated advice line to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law. Read more…

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Criminal Justice
CYCA publish reports on Youth Justice & Secure Care inScotland

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice have released two new reports, one written by the Youth Justice Improvement Board on young people and custody and another which features the voices of young people with direct experience of secure care. Read more…

Health & Equalities

Guide aims to help those Struggling with Welfare Reform

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau has created the guide in light of social security reforms. Read more 
NB Our colleagues at COPE Scotland have produced a very useful booklet " Know your Rights Regarding Sanctions". Copies can be obtained by contacting 0141 944 5490

"Double Trouble"

Oxfam have published a new report, Double Trouble, looking at the correlation between poverty and inequality over the last 50 years. Read more…

Learning Disability Week 2018: My Generation!

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability announces that Scotland’s national Learning Disability Week 2018 will take place from Monday 14th – Sunday 20th May. 2018 marks the ‘Year of Young People’ in Scotland, and the theme for Learning Disability Week reflects that. ‘My Generation’ will focus the country’s attention on the experiences of young people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Watch the short video.

Children in Families with Limited Resources across Scotland

The new experimental statistics on “Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016” provide estimates of the proportion of children in combined low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics. Read more…

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And Finally
Great Gifts
Third Force News looks at a range of gift options for those that want to make a difference this festive season. Read more…



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