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In response to the appointment of Chair of the independent review of the care system

17 Feb 2017

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes the First Minister’s appointment of Fiona Duncan as Chair of the independent review of the care system, and her re-iteration that this will be a root and branch review of the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system

Barnardo’s Scotland calls for nurture and attachment to be a key focus in improving children and young people’s mental health

17 Feb 2017

This week we celebrated Nurture Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the role of nurture and attachment in a child’s life and the important, preventative role this can play in ensuring children grow up happy and healthy.

Barnardo's Scotland first national children’s organisation in Scotland to receive Foundations level LGBT Charter Award

16 Feb 2017

Barnardo’s Scotland was delighted to receive the Foundations level LGBT Charter Award from LGBT Youth Scotland Thursday 16 February.

Tee off to raise cash for children's charity

10 Feb 2017

Founded in December 2015, EdenFields Golf Club has now teamed up with SRUC Elmwood Golf in support of the leading children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland by arranging an inaugural fundraising golf tournament on 27th April at the stunning Elmwood Golf Centre at Stratheden, by Cupar, Fife.

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes Parliamentary cross-party support for Nurture Week

09 Feb 2017

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes a debate on the importance of nurture and attachment in the Scottish Parliament today. The organisation, which works in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland, welcomed the Members’ debate which comes in the run up to Barnardo’s Scotland Nurture Week (13th – 19th February).

Working together can prevent harm online

07 Feb 2017

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and Barnardo’s Scotland have called for greater engagement with technology industries to prevent children being harmed online, in a joint research paper published on Safer Internet Day.

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes new funding for schools on attainment

02 Feb 2017

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes the announcement of £120 million of funding, through the Pupil Equity Fund, to schools to help close the educational attainment gap. The organisation which works in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland also welcomed the focus on those schools where more children were likely to be living in poverty.

75% of children who live in Scotland say key to happiness is having a parent that believes in them, finds children’s charity

22 Jan 2017

A new survey by Barnardo’s has revealed that 75 per cent of children living in Scotland said having a parent or guardian that encourages or believes in them is important for a positive future when they are adults.

2017 should be the year where children and young people’s mental health is everybody’s business

16 Jan 2017

As charities providing services to children and young people we very much look forward to the new Mental Health Strategy and the exciting opportunities this brings to help shape and improve the support given to some of our most vulnerable children.

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes cross party support for the care review

20 Dec 2016

In response to the Scottish Parliament debate today, 20 December 2016, on ‘Improving the care experience for looked after children’, Barnardo’s Scotland, a key provider of services to children and young people across the care system, welcomes the cross-party support for a review of the care review.

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