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Children in Scotland magazine

Children in Scotland, the organisation’s monthly subscription magazine has become the indispensable aid to keeping abreast of news, views and events that matter to everyone working with or for children, young people and their families in Scotland.

At the centre of the country’s largest multi-agency network of professionals working in the children's sector, Children in Scotland brings you information and analysis on legislation, policies, research, good practice and much, much more. Drawing on the views of key decision and policy makers, professionals, practitioners, children, young people and families, the magazine covers a range of topics each month.

Articles in the June 2008 issue

Land and freedom (full text available on members‘ pages)

Beginning our special issue on nurture through nature, Colwyn Trevarthen argues that young children must be given the space to play, run and roam outside in order to learn about themselves and their world.

A walk in the woods (full text available on members‘ pages)

Children in Scotland spoke to Mike Flinn about how the forest school programme is helping boost children's self-esteem and ability to evaluate risk

Room to roam (full text available on members‘ pages)

Italian nursery teacher Paolo Zane describes how a carefully documented nature activity project resulted in happier and more confident children

Without walls (full text available on members‘ pages)

Norway's nature kindergartens have proved there is nothing that can be taught indoors which cannot be taught in nature, writes Asgeir Berg

Grass roots (full text available on members‘ pages)

Lesley Ann Patrick on a school in Fife that's helping young children find out about themselves through engaging with nature

Sowing the seeds (full text available on members‘ pages)

Psychologist Steven Hughes explains a project promoting infant mental health and parenting in Fife that supports families with children under five in their homes

Towards zero (full text available on members‘ pages)

Jonathan Kotch explains the risks of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – and why Scotland could take the lead in raising awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy

The next level (full text available on members‘ pages)

Children in Scotland reports on its recent conference, Working it out: developing the children's sector workforce which discussed the introduction of a new pedagogue model in Scotland

Peak performance (full text available on members‘ pages)

Continuing our arts coverage in the run-up to December's Picture this conference, Lynn Gilmour profiles NVA, whose site-specific work uses nature as its backdrop.

Righteous but wrong (full text available on members‘ pages)

Outrage would be an appropriate response if I suggested the age of consent should be lowered to 13 – but I didn't, explains Kathleen Marshall

Power to the parents (full text available on members‘ pages)

Jennifer Wallace presents the thinking behind the Scottish Consumer Council's call for a new organisation to represent parents' views about the education of their children.

A community approach to protecting children (full text available on members‘ pages)

A public housing estate in south-east Edinburgh is the site for the first feasibility study in Neighbourhood Mapping for Children's Safety (NMCS). Sarah Nelson and Norma Baldwin outline the initiative that takes a community approach to enhancing child protection.

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