Member Practice Profiles

PINS presents short profiles which illustrate how PINS members make a difference to the educational experience of children and young people. These focus on a particular aspect of their work rather than try to capture everything the project or initiative sets out to achieve.

Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis

TESSA is an interactive series of prevention workshops for young people in secondary school which highlight issues around personal safety, internet abuse and the effects of sexual abuse. It provides young people with a platform for open discussion around issues of personal concern for them, and challenges common attitudes and their views on these issues. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Shakti Women's Aid

In this practice profile, Shakti discusses it's work with young people and with schools around issues of domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Show Racism the Red Card

This profile is about the agency’s work to increase young people’s knowledge of the issues surrounding racism, sectarianism, Islamophobia and homophobia. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Place2Be

In this profile, Place2Be a school-based counselling service, discusses Attachment Theory and its use in working with children who have emotional, behavioural and mental health issues. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

SKILLFORCE

In this profile SKILLFORCE, talks about their partnership with schools, SkillForce qualifications and awards and other work with young people. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Dance Base

In this profile Janet Dick, Outreach Co-ordinator at Dance Base, talks about the Great Feats programme and using dance to engage with young people. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Alcohol Focus Scotland

In this profile Jane Wilson, Senior Officer at Alcohol Focus Scotland, talks about Rory and the impact of parental alcohol misuse on children. Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Fathers Network Scotland

In this profile David Drysdale of Fathers Network Scotland talks about the importance engaging with and supporting men in their role as fathers. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Hazel Whitters, senior pre-5 worker at the Jeely Piece Club nursery

Talks about working holistically with children and their families. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Sue Farmer at Midlothian Women’s Aid

Talks about supporting pupils affected by domestic abuse. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Pamela Grassick, an Education Support Worker for Swiis Foster Care

Talks about working with young people to ensure educational needs are being met. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Richard Hendry, National Coordinator of *Sacro’s Work with Schools

Talks about Restorative Practice. *Safeguarding Communities, Reducing Conflict. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Richard Hendry, National Coordinator of *Sacro’s Work with Schools

Talks about Peer Mediation. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Morag Steven, Director of Common Ground Mediation

Talks about additional support needs mediation between families, schools and other education services. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Jeannie Mackenzie, convener of the Scottish Network for Parental Involvement in Children’s Learning (SNIPCL)

Talks about how working with families can support pupils. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Holly Milne, Development Manager of BusinessLab

Talks about supporting families to increase pupil attendance and reduce exclusion. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Patricia Santelices, a Project Manager at Growing Confidence

Talks about promoting emotional well-being for primary pupils, parents and carers and school staff. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE