Children in Scotland - Issue 180
Under review - Fiona Duncan, Chair of the independent review of the Scottish Care system, outlines her plans for review and why collaboration and communication are key
Who are you Going to Be? - More on the new campaign from the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
Work in progress - One year on, Amy Woodhouse reviews Children in Scotland's manifesto calls for 2016-21, and what progress has been made
Also in this issue:
The snap UK general election, called in April, created an opportunity to reassess our priorities, think about the kind of world we want to live in, and the kind of government we need to get there. Brexit debate and discussion continues to dominate the headlines, with ongoing uncertainty about what this means in real terms for children, young people and families, but the overwhelming message, from the third sector at least, is the need for openness, collaboration and communication.
Alongside our lead stories, in this issue: on our opinion pages we are all urged to be agents of change (p7), we reflect on how placing people at the heart of the conversation is demonstrated through our own childcare project, CHANGE (p15), and we highlight how giving children and young people access to high quality arts experiences can have long-term benefits (Interview - p22).
Finally, our In My Own Words section heard from Adam Bennett on the vital role teachers have to play in the lives of care-experienced young people (p26), an 5Rights Youth Commissioner, Rachael Ford, explains more about empowering young people in the digital world (p28).
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