Public to have their say at live events online Children, young people, parents, carers and teachers are being encouraged to take part in the National Discussion on Scottish education through a series of upcoming online public events. The first session will take place today (Tuesday 22 November), with further opportunitiesRead More →

In the latest of our series of blog posts on Scotland4kids, mum of two, Naomi Barr discusses her diagnosis with a mental health condition and reveals how it affects her daily life. I am a 34-year-old mother of two girls, aged 8 and 5. In 2012 I was diagnosed withRead More →

Families of an estimated 145,000 children are set to benefit from extra financial support this winter, following the announcement of the doubling of December Bridging Payments. The move is backed by the Scottish Government with an investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extensionRead More →

Members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) have backed a motion to increase the age of children starting school to six years old. The motion was passed “overwhelmingly” at the party conference this week, where the party’s policy convenor, Tony Guigliano, also proposed introducing a “statutory play-based kindergarten stage forRead More →

It has been announced by the Scottish Government that it is investing £1 million to fund school-age childcare. The announcement was made as part of a national mission to tackle child poverty. The Scottish Government is investing £1 million to expand services in parts of Dundee, Glasgow, Clackmannanshire and Inverclyde,Read More →

Thousands of school pupils from across Scotland have taken part in a National School Assembly to mark the end of Climate Week. They discussed the action young people are already taking to build a sustainable future and what pupils have learnt about climate change, including what measures they can takeRead More →

A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one stop shop’ to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis, the website includes information on help available forRead More →