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Children in Scotland Magazine

Children in Scotland magazine - Issue 178

February - March 2017


FEB-MAR 2017


  • Here to Stay? – The project putting migrant young people on the map;
  • Review of the Year of the Dad – Reflections on the year long campaign to improve engagement, support and the involvement of fathers in family life; and
  • Food, glorious food- Promoting good relationships with good food ahead of the 5th International Schools Meals Day.


Also in this issue:

With national outrage at the decision to backtrack on the Dubs amendment regarding the resettlement of refugee children in the United Kingdom, along with ongoing discussions around the scrapping of the Human Rights Act, it is easy to feel like there is an ongoing assault on human rights and that the future for children and young people is bleak.  In response, this issue roots itself firmly in the values of inclusion and acceptance.

We hear how one organisation is working to influence and improve the implementation of the UNCRC into legislation, policy and practice (p10); we learn why the Human Rights Act is so important – and why it needs to be saved (p16); and CELCIS reflect on the success of the Permanence in Care Excellence programme (p27).

In the first ‘In My Own Words’ of 2017, we revisit the StreetsAhead project which took the youngsters of Tranent, East Lothian to the chamber of the UN Headquarters in Geneva,.

And finally, in a special feature included in this issue, we shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic work of our Policy team involved in participation and engagement (p17-23).


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