young people

Social justice begins with babies The first annual report of Scotland’s coalition supporting Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water

Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water is coalition of 98 organisations and individuals focused exclusively on two issues:

  1. the primary prevention of harm (i.e. keeping bad things from happening in the first place);
  2. the first 1,001 days of life (from pre-birth to preschool).

The coalition was a significant influence on the content of the Children and Young People Act 2014.  This report outlines its impact on the Act and what it has achived since.

Social justice, the Common Weal and children and young people in Scotland

Paper that considers how the Common Weal can connect to children and young people’s concepts of social justice. It considers children and young people’s experiences, in light of the Christie Commission’s call for public service provision to confront inequalities.

The paper poses questions about the extent to which children and young people will be involved in, and be able to define, the Common Weal.

Disabled youth create their own work opportunities through micro-entrepreneurship

Disabled micro-entrepreneurs are no longer waiting for job opportunities that don’t materialise. This New Zealand based pilot project was carried out as a proof of concept that such learning materials can inspire disabled youth to take charge of their career development. This idea is still at the experimental level. The project will develop these interviews into a core online curriculum for disabled youth to get inspiration from stories of unusual successes. 

Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland

A national youth work startegy 2014-2019. It aims to set out ambitions for improving outcomes for young people through youth work.

It has been developed in the context of the strategic guidance for community learning and development, and it aims to ensure that we harness and build on partnerships and what works in delivering vibrant and effective youth work practice.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 19th February 2014 and received Royal Assent on 27th March 2014.
 

The use of the Youth Level of Service / Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) in Scotland

The Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) is a generic risk assessment tool to assess the risk of future offending in young people aged between 12 and 17. The tool is used in a number of areas in Scotland but had not previously been comprehensively tested for use with this population.

Centre for Effective Services: knowledge exchange

Section of Centre for Effectiveness Services website that includes key research findings, government publications and policies, media coverage concerning children, young people, families and community (CYPFC) issues.

Young people creating belonging: spaces, sounds and sights

The ‘Sight and Sound Project’ used creative sensory methods to explore how young people who are looked after feel that they belong, or do not belong, in the places that they live.

This briefing focuses primarily on the relationship between the senses (visual, audial and touch) and participants’ feelings of belonging (or not) while looked after and leaving care. It also outlines other key issues raised by the young people, including their relationships with various agencies, notably the police as well as further detail on the creative and sensory methods employed.

Provision for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

Report of a research project with the aim of gaining an understanding of contemporary service provision for young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour in a UK context.

Principles of good transitions for young people with additional support needs

Document that has been developed with the aim of informing policy and to fundamentally change the way things are done in Scotland in the area of youth transitions, from the top down and the bottom up.

Young people and their carers need help to achieve positive outcomes through greater personalisation, independence, choice and control of the transitions process.