Children in Scotland - Issue 176
October / November 2016
• Educate to liberate: Jordan Daly discusses recent research which identifies a lack of LGBT issues in the Scottish education curriculum
• Babes in arms: The campaign to raise the army enlistment age
• Interview: Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Also in this issue:
With the Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2016 just weeks away, we are delighted to showcase some of the wonderful contributors and highlight a few of the key issues that will be discussed during the two-day event. As well as the TIE campaign, and an interview with Mark McDonald MSP, we also hear from Chris Williams, founder of the Chatta approach, designed to progress language learning in early years. He tells us more about the programme which is set to launch in Scotland next year.
Of course, the big news across the sector in recent weeks has been the publication of the new Programme for Government for 2016-17. We take a look at what some of the announcements mean for children, young people and families, and check in on the work of the Realigning Children’s Services team, one year on.
Ahead of Scottish Adoption Week (21 – 27 November), Adoption UK share some tips for those working with adopted children and their families and we hear more about the exciting work around Making Space, the celebration of creativity and sustainability in the design of spaces for young people.