Children in Scotland - Issue 174
ISSUE 174 - JUNE / JULY 2016
• Unfinished business: The welcome U-turn from Westminster on accepting child refugees, and why there is more to be done
• In absentia: Addressing the number of children absent from school due to prolonged illness or medical conditions
• Holyrood 2016: Our policy team consider the new Parliament and cabinet, and we hear from the sector about your hopes and thoughts for the years ahead
Also in this issue:
We learn more about the work of Midlothian Sure Start in including male family members in family life, and how the valuable role of independent advocacy for children and young people is being realised and supported in practice. We also check in on some key campaigns and activities ongoing across the sector, including the newly launched Upstart campaign for a Scottish kindergarten stage, Child Safety Week 2016, the Charter for a tobacco-free generation led by ASH Scotland, and the new campaign from Alcohol Focus Scotland to protect children and young people from harmful marketing practices.