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Children in Scotland Magazine

Issue 181 Cover image - Handprint

Children in Scotland magazine - Issue 181

August - September 2017

Cover Stories:


  • Brexit: Young people on the outside looking in – Juliet Harris of Together reflects on the absence of young people from Brexit discussions
  • A bright future – More on the launch of the new Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, from Director, Jennifer Davidson
  • Concluding observations – The second and final part of our review on progress of the Children in Scotland manifesto priorities


Also in this issue:

As we pass the halfway mark of the year, now seems a good time to stop and take stock of progress on issues relating to child policy and legislation. Eight months in to 2017, there is certainly a lot to discuss.

The education sector has had a far from restful summer, with discussion and debate ongoing around the Scottish Government’s recently announced education reforms. Although many have welcomed an open discussion about the current position and delivery of education in Scotland, concerns have been raised that the reforms fail to tackle the real issues facing Scottish teachers such as workload and pay, and don’t address governance reform in a progressive way. (Opinion - page 7).

But it’s not all bad news and we use this issue to catch up on some of the positive developments from the last few months. We hear about the launch of a new Scottish Institute working to improve the lives of vulnerable youngsters (page 10), as well as a European project working with children who have experienced violence ready to report on progress (page 12). We also reflect on a meeting between Young Ambassadors and Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, highlighting experiences of additional support for learning (page 16).

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Please note: This is the last issue of Children in Scotland in its current format, reflecting in the slightly shorter issue. The next edition will mark some big changes for the publication, and for Children in Scotland as a whole, available in September.


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