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In this section you will find a range of resources which provide invaluable insights into dealing with challenging behaviour and establishing and maintaining positive relations with young people

Anti-Bullying Week is 13-17 November

Respectme is inviting you to get involved in a national conversation about what #respectmeans to you. More HERE

Young Talk: Peer Mediators in Scotland Getting Together

Young Talk is a peer mediation network developed as a pilot project by the Scottish Mediation Network to support and empower young people in Scotland to deal positively with conflict through the use of peer mediation. Membership is free for young people, schools and organisations involved with or interested in peer mediation. Download PDF info HERE

Building Positive Relationships - a Training Programme for Support Staff

The new resource provides comprehensive materials to assist local authority and school trainers in delivering training to support staff such as pupil support assistants, ASL auxiliaries, classroom assistants, office staff, support assistants and catering assistants. More HERE

You have to respect me

A new short film supporting the work of respect me Scotland’s anti bullying initiative . More HERE

Out of Sight: a new racism educational pack

Show Racism the Red Card has a new education pack designed to tackle racism towards Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. It includes reference to Curriculum for Excellence and exercises about exploring stereotypes, the diversity of travellers, examines ‘headline stories’ and uses scenarios. More HERE

Respect Me

Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, is driven by a focus that it is the right of every child and young person not to be bullied. The website includes practical advice about anti-bullying policies and initiatives and the best ways to put these into practice; training opportunities; useful publications and information for parents, children and young people. More HERE

Hands on Scotland

This website is a one-stop shop for frontline workers, giving practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental wellbeing. More HERE

Find links to resources which provide information about improving and developing schools, including curriculum flexibility

Youth work guide for schools

Learn how youth work helps close the attainment gap. Download the pdf doc HERE

Financial Education Resources

Support to provide effective financial education. More HERE

Out to Play

Step-by-step guidance and practical advice for early learning and childcare practitioners on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences. More HERE

Work placements and work related learning

This Education Scotland DYW resource illustrates the progress required to meet the recommendations for the Work Placements Standard. More HERE

Supporting highly able learners

Resources and professional learning to help you identify and support highly able learners. More HERE

World’s Largest Lesson

It’s all about the Sustainable Development Goals with free teaching and learning materials to help achieve some extraordinary things. More HERE

The Compassionate and Connected classroom

This year, let’s build that compassionate and connected classroom! This upper primary resource supports all children to cope with challenges and adversity and develop their confidence, resilience, compassion and empathy. Download pdf doc HERE

National Youth Work Conference

27th November 2019 Glasgow
Youth work’s role in closing the attainment gap. Call for proposals now open! More HERE

Seatbelts on School Transport

Seat belts must now be provided on dedicated school transport, every child must have access to a seat belt when travelling to and from school for the start of the 2018/2019 school year. More HERE

Symptoms of dyslexia

A useful graphic from Dyslexia Gold. More HERE

Career Information Advice and Guidance

An animation from Skills Development Scotland gives information on the work of Careers Advisers. More HERE

IDEAS for Global Citizenship

All our children are global citizens. The programme offers practical funded support to develop global citizenship across the curriculum and across all sectors. STRIDE online magazine is a key resource. More HERE

Scottish Book Trust resources for teachers and librarians

Resources and tips for everyone interested in promoting reading. More HERE

Bullying: What can I do?

A new resource – short film and resource pack – from respect me. More HERE

1 in 29 children is bereaved of a sibling

The free primary schools pack also highlights that 92% of children and young people will experience a 'significant' bereavement before the age of 16. Child Bereavement UK's bereavement awareness programme helps teachers to introduce the subject of bereavement in a safe and accessible way. More HERE

WAVE Trust Parenthood and Relationships Education Project

A Toolkit for work with 14-16 year olds, funded by Scottish Government, contains a series of sessions that are flexible and applicable to a wide variety of settings. More HERE

The education of learners newly arrived in Scotland

This review brings together a range of reports and resources to assist staff adopt inclusive approaches to support the achievement and language competence of those newly-arrived in Scotland. More HERE

How to create kind schools

This book tells the story of 12 innovative projects that schools across the UK are running which help to promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness and tackle issues such as homophobia, racism and truancy. More HERE

The playtime revolution starts here

Discover how to develop school play times to support the curriculum and nurture happy, healthy children with Learning through Landscapes. More HERE

Grounds for Learning film resource

Grounds for Learning is the school grounds charity for Scotland. This resource explores how outdoor play in schools supports children’s learning and development, identifies a range of ideas for enriching play and shares practical advice from schools that have developed good play practice. More HERE

Literacy: Listening and Talking Group Discussion

This professional learning resource provides guidance and exemplification to support planning for effective group discussion.  More HERE

Books for All: improving accessibility to curricular materials for print disabled pupils

The project supports provision of adapted learning materials in accessible, alternative formats for pupils who have difficulties reading ordinary printed books. This can be because they are blind or vision impaired; have physical disabilities; have perceptual or other disabilities such as dyslexia or have insufficient literacy or language skills. Guides which have been published which contain advice and information for practitioners, pupils and parents. More HERE

School trips and outdoor learning activities: tackling the health and safety myths

The document provides support in Scotland for the Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning covering all activities from school grounds to fieldtrips to residential and adventure activity experiences. Download the PDF HERE

New resources on outdoor learning

Some new resources on outdoor learning have been added to the Education Scotland website HERE

BBC Bite Size

The BBC’s archive of educational video and audio material for use in primary and secondary schools. Working with teachers across the UK, the best of current BBC programmes and back catalogue of schools television and radio the best range of clips to help with classroom teaching are chosen. More HERE

Financial Learning Online Resource

A Starter Kit to support people who are starting to deliver financial capability to adults and young people. Go HERE

Poorer children’s educational attainment: how important are attitudes and behaviour?

This study from Joseph Rowntree Foundation asks how much affluence and disadvantage influence educational attainment? This research examines attainment gaps between richer and poorer children from pre-school through to secondary school and suggests policy conclusions relating to parents and the family home and children's own attitudes and behaviours. Summary and full report available HERE

Interviews about help at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Recordings from a consultation with children (aged 8-15) at Shelter in South Lanarkshire from Enquire. A youth group created art and recorded interviews to share their views and suggest ways that schools can help families facing homelessness. To listen to the children's interviews go HERE You can also view the children's artwork HERE

Amazing Things: A guide to youth awards in Scotland

The Awards Network is a forum of twenty one providers of non-formal learning Awards in Scotland. We work together to raise awareness of the variety of Awards available to young people aged 12 to 25. The network has developed a new website. Go HERE

Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit for Teachers

This resource guides teachers through the appropriate pathway to determine if a child is dyslexic. Go HERE

Working effectively with young people and their families can often have a positive impact on their experience of school. In this section you will find a range of resources which will help you in developing your knowledge and skills in working with young people and their families

My Family and Alcohol

My Family and Alcohol is for parents or any family member who is worried about alcohol in their lives. There is information about alcohol, ways to assess alcohol in your life and help and support. More HERE

Parentzone website

Parentzone Scotland is a new website to help parents and carers support their child's learning. The content on the previous Parentzone website has been reviewed, developed and updated. More HERE

Information Packs from One Parent Families Scotland

OPS have redesigned their most popular publications: 'Separation and Divorce: Sorting it Out' and ' Money for Single Parents', with a third, 'Going Back to Work', to follow shortly. More HERE

Growing Up in Scotland study

GUS follows the lives of thousands of children right across Scotland from infancy through to their teens. As one of the largest studies ever done in Scotland  it will provide information to help develop policies and plan services for children and their families. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with the latest GUS news and events then register for the GUS electronic newsletter.More HERE

Widening access for learners with disabilities

Lead Scotland, (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability), is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland. LEAD offers advice, information, training and volunteering opportunities. More HERE

Sexual Exploitation

This new guide for parents and guardians from Barnardo’s outlines the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep children and young people safe.  Download the pdf HERE

Pre-Birth to Three - Information for parents and carers

Education Scotland has published a leaflet and video clips to support practitioners, parents and carers in developing a shared understanding of the importance of children’s rights, and relationships which reflect care and respect. More HERE

A guide for parents about school attendance

This is a comprehensive booklet for parents and carers which explains legal responsibilities regarding children’s attendance at school. It also explains the responsibilities which schools and local education authorities have in making sure children are happy, safe and doing their best at school. The booklet describes the support a child is entitled to if school attendance is a problem and lists a number of support agencies as well. Read the pdf HERE

The Experiences of Children with Lesbian and Gay Parents – An Initial Scoping Review of Evidence

This paper was written in response to the Hearts and Minds Agenda Group recommendation1 that research is conducted into the experiences of children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents. This paper presents a review of the findings from eight papers identified by experts in the field and an internal literature search. Take me to this report HERE

Resources for children and young people about divorce

A range of resources from a US source. Go HERE

Parent Line Scotland  

At some time all parents find that parenting can be difficult or stressful. ParentLine Scotland is the free, confidential, telephone helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland. You can call about any problem, however big or small. More for parents HERE or Tel: 0808 800 2222

E-Learning resource: Poverty, parenting and social exclusion

These resources will be useful for people working in social care to understand the link between poverty, parenting and social exclusion. Take me to this resource

In this section you will find resources which can help to provide guidance in respect of working with young people and families who may be affected by substance misuse.

“It’s all around you all the time”

Children explore an Alcohol Free childhood. More HERE

E-cigs, vaping and young people

There is a legal prohibition on under 18s using devices but they are doing so. ASH Scotland and youth work partners have issued guidance. Download the pdf HERE

Children Harmed by Alcohol Toolkit (C.H.A.T.)

CHAT is a new resource from Alcohol Focus Scotland with a range of interactive materials that can be used with children, young people and families to build resilience and protective factors. More HERE

Tobacco Free Generation by 2034

An online hub has been created by the Youth Sector Tobacco Prevention Group to support the sector’s work for a tobacco free generation. More HERE

New resource for young people affected by harmful parental drinking

A.D.A.M. (Another’s Drinking Affects Me) is a website for young people aged 11 to 16. More

SALSUS reports

The 2013 SALSUS reports provide information on a range of matters relating to smoking, drinking and drug use. It also provides information on: family circumstances and parental knowledge. Includes a national overview and local summaries. More HERE

Scotland’s first on-line course about fetal alcohol harm

A free CPD course for a wide variety of professionals who deal with people affected by fetal alcohol harm. More HERE

Children, young people and alcohol: how they learn and how to prevent excessive use

This research looks at what influences how children and young people behave towards alcohol. From two linked research reviews which examine how young people acquire their knowledge, attitudes, expectations and intentions about alcohol, and what interventions work best to prevent excessive use of alcohol. To download both reports or a summary go HERE

‘Know the Score’ Information booklet 'Drugs - What Every Parent Should Know'

Suggests ways to engage with young people, gives information about drugs and identifying drugs use, and what to do in an emergency. Visit the website for general information,  or call the helpline on 0800 587 5879, for copies of the leaflet.

Talk to Frank

'Talk to Frank' is a web-site and telephone helpline offering advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. Take me to this resource

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is a national organisation promoting health and well being through education by, with and for young people, focusing on the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse. Take me to this resource

Mental health packs for schools

Individual factsheets about mental health conditions prevalent among young people. More HERE

Mental health in schools

Professional counselling services will be available in all secondary schools by September 2020. More HERE

Homework anxiety

Does your child seem to spend more time worrying about homework than actually doing it? More HERE

Student Mental Health online course for College practitioners

This course is for people working in Scottish further education colleges as lecturers and tutors who will gain an understanding of key factors that influence student mental health, and of strategies that help to support good mental health. More HERE

Food for Life

Resources provide a whole school/agency approach to food to enrich learning with children and communities. More HERE

Harvard University Resilience Game

We will all face adversity in life. The interactive game explores how choices we make can help children and communities as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. More HERE

Play Ranger Toolkit

A play-worker who facilitates children and young people’s play through open access in local parks and other open spaces is known as a Play Ranger. This Toolkit focuses on growing play opportunities for children. Download the pdf HERE


MindED provides guidance on children and young people's mental health, wellbeing and development. The resource is aimed at any adult working with children, young people and families. More HERE


MindFull is a new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing online. Young people choose the type of support they receive which includes mentoring, counselling and self-help. More HERE

Charter on the rights of the dying child

Professionals working with children affected by incurable illness in Italy have formulated a charter of rights for children approaching the end of their lives. The goal was to develop a document that could be applied in any clinical situations or circumstances and used as a guide by professionals and families caring for children in the terminal stages of an illness. More  HERE

Can I tell you about asthma? A guide for friends, family and professionals

Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma form his perspective. More HERE

A guide to assessing sexual behaviours

This innovative resource helps professionals who work with children and young people to identify, assess and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. It uses a 'traffic light tool' to categorise sexual behaviours, to increase understanding of healthy sexual development and distinguish this from harmful behaviour. More HERE

Young Carer’s Mental Health toolkit

This toolkit came about after discussion with young carer workers who were looking for ideas and resources they could use to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. The toolkit aims to provide activities which use the notion of building resiliency of young carers. More HERE

Underage and Pregnant packs

BBC Learning has compiled resource packs featuring footage from the BBC programme ‘Underage and Pregnant’.  Both the Teacher's Pack and the Youth Pack (designed for use in more informal settings) contain exercises that address different aspects of teenage pregnancy, sexual health, relationships and parenting. More HERE

The first ever World report on disability

Produced jointly by World Health Organisation and the World Bank, the report suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners. Download the PDF HERE

Start Active, Stay Active

Whatever our age, there is good scientific evidence that being physically active can help us lead healthier and even happier lives. We also know that inactivity is a silent killer. Therefore, it is important that the public health community provides people with the information on which to base healthy lifestyle choices. Start Active, Stay Active is aimed at professionals and policy makers and is the first link in a chain of communication to inform behaviour change. Download the PDF HERE

Whose Child Now? 

This short report by Barnardo’s looks at child sexual exploitation. It describes some of the key issues for children affected by sexual exploitation and looks at some of the links between this form of abuse, children who go missing and child trafficking within the UK. To download the report go HERE

A critical review of the literature on children and young people’s views of the factors that influence their mental health.

As part of the process to ensure that the work being taken forward by NHS Health Scotland to establish children and young people’s mental health indicators (see HERE) takes into account the views of children and young people, a review was commissioned to examine what children and young people themselves perceive to be important in affecting their mental health (mental health problems and mental wellbeing) for good or ill. The report is available HERE

An Investigation of the Role of School Nurses in Supporting Mental Health and Well-being

The study explored how school nurse mangers across Scotland view their role in promoting and supporting the mental health of young people. Take me to this REPORT

Hands On Scotland

The website helps frontline workers make a difference to children and young people’s lives. It offers extensive practical information and ‘hands on’ techniques to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour. Now the Hands On Scotland website has a new portal on how to help children and young people flourish. This new portal was designed for parents, carers and anyone working with infants, children and young people. It contains 14 topics covering a wide range of issues including confidence, resilience, gratitude, good relationships, sense of purpose and emotional balance. Go HERE

Online Resources for Outdoor Learning

Includes best practice and health and safety guides. Go HERE

Beat - Eating disorders website

Beat is a UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association. Take me to this resource

Young Scotland in Mind Forum

Young Scotland in Mind is led by Barnardos. The forum brings together voluntary organisations from across Scotland to communicate more effectively, build on collective strengthens and influence the development of policy and practice. The website includes a forum, a ‘what’s going on’ and resources section. Take me to this resource


Penumbra is one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities providing a range of support and services to adults and young people. Take me to this resource

Depression in Teenagers

This website is intended to be used by young people to help them recognise the symptoms associated with depression as well as offering some suggestions about ways to combat these symptoms. Take me to this resource

There is a shared concern to improve the school experience of children and young people who are looked after. This section highlights some resources which will help inform practice. Please also check out our thematic page.

Getting Care Right for All Children: Online course

This first free online course looks at what the UN Guidelines “Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children” looks like in practice. Starting on 15 May, this interactive course runs for six weeks, you study in your own time, a maximum of 4 hours per week. More HERE

Promoting sibling contact for looked after children

Keeping in touch with siblings can be hugely important for children who are looked after. CLAN Childlaw have published a report looking at how to help make this happen. Download the pdf HERE

Care experienced young people’s views of the Children & Young People Act

Who Cares? Scotland want to make sure young people are being listened to about how professionals should interpret their duties under the Children and Young People Act. Download pdf HERE

‘Extra Support at School: The Rights of Looked After Children’ new briefing from Enquire

Enquire’s briefing paper explains the rights of looked after children under the Additional Support for Learning Act. The briefing will help professionals in education, social work and health in relation to GIRFEC and the corporate parent role, and will be useful for parents and carers in knowing how to ensure their child is getting help when they need it most. More HERE

Vulnerable young people in alternative education settings: their sexual health needs, experience and use of sex education and sexual health services

This study worked with vulnerable young people in Alternative Education Settings (AES) in Scotland  to better understand the factors which exacerbate their risky behaviour and potentially perpetuate health inequalities. Download the PDF HERE

Improving the education of looked after children: A guide for local authorities and service providers

The suggestions for practice in this booklet have been written for everyone involved in being a 'corporate parent' for looked after children, young people and care leavers. Aimed at practitioners working directly with looked after children and young people, some of the advice will be useful to others in the corporate parent family involved in planning and monitoring services, providing and analysing data, and supporting employment, training and post-school education. Take me to this report HERE

A Guide to overnight stays for children who are looked after

Two booklets have been produced to help children and young people living in foster or residential care to understand what rules and arrangements need to be followed when they go on a sleepover. Take me to the 8 – 12 years old resource HERE Take me to the resource 12 years and over HERE

Looking After Looked After Children – good practice case studies

Young Minds has profiled good practice in six services in this publication which aims to address the particular issues of how in practice to work with children and their carers to promote children’s positive mental health and to tackle more persistent difficulties. Take me to this REPORT

The Educational Attainment of Looked After Children - Local Authority Pilot Projects: Final Research Report.  

This research broadly aimed to identify interventions that appeared to make the most differences in terms of both the educational experience and the educational outcomes of those involved in the research. Take me to this REPORT

These Are Our Bairns

This guide is about being a good corporate parent. It provides guidance to Councils and their community planning partners on how to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people and care leavers, through better fulfilling their corporate parent function. It includes a section on Education Services. Take me to this RESOURCE

Looked After Children and Young People: We Can and Must Do Better

This report is intended for everyone who is concerned with looked after children and young people and their families. The main impetus behind the report is the desire to see a step change in outcomes for looked after children and young people. Take me to this REPORT

Getting it right for every child in kinship and foster care

This strategy considers what needs to be in place to provide a truly child-centred response and approach to the provision of foster and kinship care. Take me to this REPORT

Supporting Looked After Children and Young People at School: A Scottish Case Study

This report examines the arrangements for supporting looked after children in schools, including the transfer of information between social work and education, and the role of the designated senior manager with responsibility for looked after children. Take me to this REPORT

Who Cares Scotland

Who Cares Scotland is an independent organisation who work with children and young people with experience of being looked after in Scotland. They provide a range of services including: Advocacy, Advice, Information and Support. Take me to this resource

Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum

The Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum aims to improve support for young people leaving care by influencing the development of national policies and supporting local services. The website includes links to key contacts, information about forthcoming events, and a range of resources for those supporting young people leaving care. Take me to this resource

In this section you will find resources which provide young people with the opportunity to have their say about issues which affect them.

Children and young people's participation

How to involve children and young people in decision-making, guidance from Scottish Government. More HERE

We are here: a child participation toolbox

This Toolbox is designed to support children and adults who advocate for the rights and well-being of children, through children’s participation. Download the pdf doc HERE

Learner participation

Guidance and support materials for schools and early years settings when planning, reviewing or enhancing what learner participation looks like. More HERE

My Rights My Say

Enquire reports on this new children's service wants to make sure that children with additional support needs know about and understand their rights. More HERE

United Nations joins #unfearties

Children’s Parliament 21st birthday unfearties campaign gets support from international figures including Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. You can join too. More HERE

UN Convention on Rights of the Child new booklet for children and young people

The booklet gives details of each Article of the UNCRC. Download the pdf HERE

Trust your instincts

Resources for young people help them reflect on feelings and to act to protect themselves from abuse and exploitation. More HERE

Imagining Aberdeen

In this Children’s Parliament and Aberdeen City programme children have been imagining their city as a place where children are healthy, happy, safe and doing their best. More HERE

New writing to explore pupil’s journeys

Scottish Book Trust has launched a writing project to encourage school children to write about a journey they have taken, a selection of the best will be published in an e-book. More HERE


Part of Crimestoppers, Fearless is a site where children and young people can access information and advice about crime and report crime anonymously. More HERE

A guide to children’s advocacy

This guide is for anyone who advocates for a child or young person. More HERE

Through young eyes: The children’s commission on poverty  

The Children’s Commission on Poverty in England will make sure children’s views are at the heart of the debate on child poverty. Follow the young commissioners on their journey, hear about findings and see life through young eyes. More HERE

Children and young people’s participation in Scotland

This report from Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and young People explores frameworks, standards and principles for practice across a range fop services. More HERE

Conversations Project: Young People with disabilities say what they want

Part of the work of the National Review of Services to Disabled Children this project reports on what things are most important to disabled young people themselves, what they think about the services and activities that they use and what they would like to see developed.  More HERE

Young Scot Rewards

The latest addition to the Young Scot National Entitlement Card encourages young people to participate in positive activities by giving them the opportunity to collect points for taking part in activities, and then unlocking special achievements and exclusive rewards for doing so. More HERE

What can I do at my age?

What children can legally do at their age from 0 – 21. Take me to this report HERE

Understanding stigma: young people’s experiences of mental health stigma

The study explored young people's experiences of stigma from mental health difficulties and their views concerning potential strategies for support. Take me to this REPORT

The Children’s Parliament

The Children’s Parliament aims to provide sustainable and meaningful opportunities for children and young people who are 14 and under to engage in local, national and international democratic processes. Take me to this resource

Involving children and young people in decisions about their education

This Enquire guide is about involving children and young people with additional support needs in decision making, from whole school issues to personal learning and support. Take me to this resource

In this section you will find resources which support the development of children and young people’s services in Scotland.

‘Sick Kids’ name change

Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children is changing its name to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh. The Friends Foundation will now become the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. More HERE

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland: Guidance for Health Professionals

All children and young people have a right to be protected.  As health is a universal provider for children and young people and their families and many will only ever access universal services it is important for all healthcare staff to understand their responsibilities when treating and managing children and young people or their parents and carers. More HERE

LGBT Youth Scotland and Youth Scotland launch a new National Learning Network

Network events will be quarterly and consist of training, best practice sharing, and advice and support around working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. The network is aimed at Youth and Community Workers, Youth Work Volunteers and other professionals working with young people. More HERE

Stonewall Scotland school work

The organisation has a range of work to support agencies to tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools. More HERE

Guidelines for practitioners supporting people affected by forced marriage

These practice guidelines aim to inform frontline practitioners who are responsible for protecting children and adults from the abuse associated with forced marriage. More HERE

Evaluation Support Scotland

Evaluation Support Scotland works with voluntary sector organisations and funders so they can measure the impact of their work. The organisation provides practical support through web based tools/resources/case studies and regular training and workshop events. ESS aims to build evaluation and learning into funding and policy making processes. Take me to this resource

Youth Link

Youth Link is the national youth agency in Scotland. It promotes the well being of young people in Scotland in a local, national and global context. Take me to this resource

This guide was produced by Street Work for the Scottish Government and provides practical guidelines for organisations seeking to improve their outreach work and engagement with hard to reach young people. Take me to this resource

In this section you will find resources which are relevant to your work with young people with additional support need.

Child sexual exploitation: a guide for health practitioners

Children and young people at risk of child sexual exploitation may present across a range of health settings and in a variety of ways. More HERE

Online support for Autistic Women and Girls

Scottish Autism have engaged with women and girls from the autism community and drawn on the expertise of a network of professionals to develop a range of videos and other support materials in this new programme. More HERE

Scottish Computer Voices

Ceitidh, Heather and Stuart are Gaelic and Scots computer voices. Available free to download the voices can be used to read web sites, eBooks, textbooks, SQA exam papers and other curriculum resources as well as check writing, emails, and social media posts. More HERE

Child Bereavement UK training and support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. More HERE

Lifecoach Directory

The Directory signposts you to support for business, confidence and career development. More HERE

Befriending and mentoring with children

This publication explores how the approaches can be viewed and used as tools for prevention and early intervention. Download the pdf HERE

Accessibility Strategies

New guidance to support education authorities, independent and grant-aided schools in their duties to develop accessibility strategies to improve, over time, physical access and access to school information and the curriculum for pupils with a disability.  More HERE

The Autism Toolbox

The Autism Toolbox will help everyone involved in delivering education to those with autism. All schools, partner provider nurseries and local authorities have been provided with a copy of the new guidance. Take me to this resource HERE  

Framework for inclusion

This resource identifies the values and beliefs, professional knowledge and understanding and the skills and abilities, in terms of inclusive education, to be expected of both student teachers and qualified teachers. In the future, a further web-based resource will give support by providing relevant, high quality materials and documentation. Take me to this resource HERE

Enquire: The Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning

Enquire is a national service that provides information to families of children who need extra help at school, to children and young people themselves and to professionals who work on their behalf. Take me to this resource

The Scottish Society for Autism

The Scottish Society for Autism works together with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, carers, and other organisations, agencies, and individuals in Scotland to promote and provide exemplary services and training in education, care, support and life opportunities for individuals of all ages with ASD. Take me to this resource

LGBT Youth

LGBT Youth Scotland is a national organisation working towards the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in the life of Scotland. LGBT Youth provide a range of services and opportunities for young people, families and professionals in order to proactively assist with increasing awareness and confidence, in turn reducing isolation and intolerance. Take me to this resource

In this section you will find articles which engage with the issue of working with young people around the issues of Social Justice

Together is 10!

Launch of new Strategic Plan marks 10th anniversary! More HERE

Violence against women and girls: Guidance for Community Planning partners

This guidance supports Community Planning partners to develop effective local strategies and activities to promote and embed gender equality and prevent violence. More HERE


Help Children’s Parliament’s celebrate their 21st birthday by joining their inspiring and brave band of Unfearties - individuals making a difference in children’s lives and willing to speak up for children. More HERE

Sexual orientation in Scotland 2017

This report draws together statistics and research on sexual orientation from a range of sources and presents these in a single bulletin, providing user-friendly infographics and commentary. Download pdf HERE

Together is Scotland’s Alliance for Children’s Rights

A short animation tells the story of what Together does to make rights a reality for children and young people in Scotland. More HERE

Anti-racism workshops and training

Show Racism the Red Card Scotland is looking for local authority partners to work with them to organise workshops around schools in Scotland as well as anti-racism training for teachers. More HERE

UNICEF global statistical report on violence against children

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’: A statistical analysis of violence against children’ is a new report representing the largest-ever compilation of data on the subject of violence against children. More HERE

Join Together!

Together is an alliance that works to improve the awareness, understanding and implementation of the UNCRC. Find out more and show your support of children’s rights in Scotland by becoming a member of Together now. More HERE