Need some help with creating some amazing World Book Day outfits without breaking the bank? Look no further! With just a week to go until little ones get dressed up to celebrate the incredible benefits the world of literature can give them, there’s still plenty of time to put togetherRead More →

Public Health Scotland is aware of five cases of laboratory confirmed measles in Scotland since October 2023, all of which have been linked to travel. The latest two cases were confirmed on 16 February 2024. PHS is encouraging the public to take up the offer of the Measles, Mumps andRead More →

Best Start Grants awarded without need for a separate application More than 43,000 payments have been paid automatically to help parents and carers with the cost of living and starting school, latest official figures show. The introduction of automatic payments means that tens of thousands of people getting Scottish ChildRead More →

Further library funding announced. Around 20,000 pupils are expected to benefit from anti-racism and equality projects based in school libraries across Scotland. A total of 21 schools will be awarded a share of £200,000 from the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). Projects include: books to support children who have recentlyRead More →

Today’s feature for Children’s Mental Health Week is all about helping children to make healthy food choices. It’s very easy to go straight for a quick sugar fix, whether that be a chocolate bar, a chewy pack of sweeties or a fizzy drink. But having too many of these quickRead More →

The purpose of Safer Internet Day is to educate young people about safer internet usage. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’ with learning based around making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online. In this technology-driven day and age, keeping young people safe online is paramount. Mobile phones andRead More →

Today marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week (5 – 11 February) which is now in its 10th year. Set up by children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, the aim is to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. ‘My Voice Matters’ is thisRead More →

New parents can now claim Child Benefit online for the first time since it was launched 47 years ago, helping millions of families with the cost of raising their children, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. Since 1977, families claiming Child Benefit had to fill out a paper form,Read 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 →