Thursday, 12th January 2017 In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the attainment gap, Children in Scotland believes. Read more
Tuesday, 10th January 2017 Children in Scotland has set out practical recommendations for expanding early learning and childcare in Scotland whilst maintaining a commitment to developing and sustaining high quality. Read more
Thursday, 22nd December 2016
Eleven new locations have been announced for the next round of the Scottish Government’s early learning and childcare expansion trials.
Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Key findings from a consultation with children and young people on how education in Scotland is run have been shared at an event in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 20 December).
Friday, 16th December 2016
Scottish Finance Minister Derek Mackay has set out his first draft budget.
Announced on Thursday 15 December, Mr Mackay pledged a series of increases in local government funding, although opposition parties claim the real-terms cash going to councils will actually be reduced.
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
More than 160 charities, unions and campaign groups, including Children in Scotland, have signed a letter asking Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.
Friday, 9th December 2016
Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has donated a share of their partner profits to two children and young people’s charities, one of which is Children in Scotland.
A charitable award of £28,000 was shared equally between Children in Scotland and the Rock Trust as part of the firm’s corporate and social responsibility (CSR) programme.
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Scottish schools have recorded their worst ever performance in an international study of pupil performance. Singapore came top of the survey, outperforming the rest of the world.
Published yesterday (Tuesday 6 December) the latest set of Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) figures records a decline in Scotland’s scores across maths, reading and science.
Friday, 2nd December 2016 Children in Scotland welcomes the decision to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 12, and believes further consideration should be given to increasing this even further. Read more
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
The Autumn Statement delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today (Wednesday) will not have a significant positive impact on the lives of families in Scotland who are living in poverty.