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Policy resources

Children in Scotland produces a range of policy briefings for members on policy and legislative issues affecting children, young people and their families. Below is a list of our most recent briefings and reports.

Children’s and Young People’s Voices and Experiences of Bullying and Harassment in Schools

Our research report for the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee Inquiry into bullying and harassment in schools. (June 2017)

Members' Briefing: Stage 1 debate on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

Children in Scotland is committed to challenging inequalities so that they have less impact on children’s lives.
As a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition, we have been a vocal campaigner for strengthening the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill as it has been developed and progressed through Parliament. 

Education (Scotland) Act 2016

An overview of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016.

Police powers to stop and search children and young people for alcohol

In March 2016, the Scottish Government launched a consultation asking whether new powers enabling Police to stop and search children and young people for alcohol should be introduced. This briefing provides a summary of the reasons for the consultation and a summary of Children in Scotland’s response.

7. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Children's Rights and the UNCRC (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Children's Rights and the UNCRC, with our response and analysis.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

An overview of Children in Scotland’s information and resources; training and events; and influencing and representative work relating to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

1. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Early Learning and Childcare (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Early Learning and Childcare, with our response and analysis.

2. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Education (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Education, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

3. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Housing (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Housing, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

4. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Health and Social Care (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Health and Social Care, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

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