Welcome to PINS

The Pupil Inclusion Network is Scotland’s largest network supporting the voluntary sector and partners in work with learners who are vulnerable or excluded.

PINS information booklets for parents and carers on school exclusion

Two booklets ‘I am worried my child might be excluded from school’ and ‘My child has been excluded from school’ are available.
Go to PINS Theme: School Exclusion

Pilton Perceptions

A group of young people are campaigning about stereotypes after they feel unfairly judged because of where they live.
Go to PINS Theme: Critical Stance

Scottish Government ACEs and Resilience team

With a committed to prevent and reduce the impact of ACEs the team has produced an ACEs factsheet.
Go to PINS Theme: ACEs

Issues related to Dyslexia

Dyslexia does not normally exist by itself, children can have other related difficulties.
Go to PINS Theme: Attainment

Understanding childhood adversity, resilience and crime

We need to test out approaches and build our evidence about ‘what works’ in relation to a trauma-informed justice system.
Go to PINS Theme: ACEs

Breaking gender stereotypes early

Gender stereotyping can be tackled in preschool, promoting equality in the skills children learn and the possibilities they see for themselves.
Go to PINS Theme: Early Years

Consultation on Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

This consultation seeks views on reforming part 1 of the 1995 Act which covers parental responsibilities and rights and on creating a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. It also seeks views on other matters related to family law, such as aspects of the Children’s Hearings System.
Go to What’s new: Consultations

Adults play a large part in helping children to develop empathy at an early age

Researchers in Sweden found that adults engaging with children in social situations can help them to demonstrate empathy earlier than the age of four.
Go to PINS Theme: Early Years

The importance of learning at home

‘Learning at home’ is the learning which happens in the home, outdoors or in the community.

Go to PINS Theme: Parents


Site updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018