‘Tis the season where cities, towns and villages across Scotland begin their Christmas Tree Light Switch-ons and we are here for it! Local councils have already confirmed dates and times for their festive community glow-ups and you can find all the details for your area in our helpful twinkly guideRead More →

The services that schools and local authorities provide to children and young people with additional support needs will be scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee. More than a third of children and young people in Scotland’s public and grant-maintained schools have an identified additional supportRead More →

A “rolling programme” of further school strikes is due to go ahead after members of Unison rejected a pay offer. Announcements of when the strikes will take place will be made in the coming days. The union stated that support staff including janitors, classroom assistants, cleaners and canteen workers hadRead More →

Scotland’s winter vaccination programme has started, with a range of vulnerable groups being offered the vaccine against flu from 4 September. Invitations to book or attend an appointment have already been sent to those eligible for a flu vaccine by post, in a white NHS Scotland envelope, by email orRead More →

Thousands more low-income families will benefit from free school age childcare as part of a £15 million investment to help tackle child poverty. Existing services for eligible families in areas of Dundee, Clackmannanshire, Glasgow and Inverclyde will be expanded, with new services set up in other communities across Scotland. LocalRead More →

This week’s (6-12 February) marks Children’s Mental Health Week and to mark it the NSPCC  has offered advice for children and adults who may need help connecting with each other. Darren Worth, Service Head of Childline said: “At Childline, we know that mental health is something that thousands of childrenRead More →

Budget sets out £4.85 billion investment in Education and Skills. A range of measures to help children, parents and carers with costs around school have been set out in the Scottish Government’s budget. These include expansion of free school meals in primary schools, holiday food provision and investment to ensureRead More →