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Briefings and Consultation Responses

Below is a list of our briefings, reports,consultation responses and written evidence produced for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government. For further information please email nicki.wray@barnardos.org.uk or phone on 0131 446 7033.


2019


Barnardo's Scotland Year of Young People 2018 Briefing Debate (PDF) March 2019


Barnardo's Scotland Year of Young People 2018 Report (PDF) March 2019


2018

Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC submission to Scottish Government Review into Personal and Social Education (PSE) (PDF) November 2018


Barnardo's Scotland Children's Rights Action Plan 2018-21 response (PDF) September 2018


Barnardo’s Scotland consultation response to Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy (PDF) September 2018


Barnardo's Scotland evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill (PDF) July 2018


Barnardo's Scotland evidence on mental health to the Health and Sport Committee enquiry into Year of Young People (PDF) June 2018


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Liberal Democrat debate on mental health (PDF) June 2018


Barnardo's Scotland consultation response to A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections (PDF) April 2018


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on the new Suicide Prevention Action Plan (PDF) April 2018


Barnardo's Scotland submission to Education and Skills Committee – Inquiry into the attainment and achievement of school aged children experiencing poverty (PDF) April 2018


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Members Debate on Scottish Apprenticeship Week (PDF) March 2018


Barnardo's Scotland evidence on the use of remand for the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee Inquiry (PDF) March 2018


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Members Debate on Encouraging Cyber-Resilience among young people (PDF) February 2018


Evidence to the First Minister's National Advisory Council on Women and Girls on Gender Equality: Attitudes and Cultural Change (PDF) February 2018


Joint briefing for Stage 3 of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (from Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC Scotland) (PDF) January 2018


Barnardo's Scotland response to Empowering Schools: A consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill (PDF) January 2018


Barnardo's response to consultation on housing costs for short-term supported accommodation (PDF) January 2018


Briefing for Members Debate on Adverse Childhood Experiences (PDF) January 2018


2017

Briefing for Scottish Government Debate: Celebrating our Future - Scotland’s Year of Young People (PDF) December 2017


Briefing for Scottish Government Debate: Making Scotland Equally Safe (PDF) November 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government: National Improvement Framework consultation on measuring the attainment gap and milestones towards closing it (PDF) November 2017


Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC briefing for PSE and bullying debate (PDF) November 2017


Joint supplementary written evidence to the Justice Committee on the Domestic Abuse Bill (from Barnardo's Scotland, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Children 1st and LGBT Youth Scotland) (PDF) August 2017


Joint response to the Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill (PDF) August 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response on proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (PDF) August 2017


End Child Poverty Briefing for Stage 1 Debate Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (PDF) June 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to consultation on draft delivery plan for Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls (PDF) June 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to Transforming Trauma: the draft trauma knowledge and skills framework (PDF) May 2017


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Scottish Government Debate: Keeping Children Safe Online (PDF) May 2017


Barnardo's Scotland evidence to the Justice Committee on the Domestic Abuse Bill (PDF) May 2017


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Health and Sport Committee Debate on the Inquiry into the Preventative Health Agenda (PDF) April 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on the Children's Hearing System - Taking Stock of Reforms (PDF) March 2017


Joint briefing with NSPCC Scotland on Personal Social Education (PDF) March 2017


Briefing for Members Debate on Barnardo's Scotland Nurture Week (PDF) February 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Health and Sport Committee's Inquiry into the Preventative Agenda (PDF) February 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland (PDF) January 2017


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on the Educational Governance review (PDF) January 2017


2016


Barnardo’s Scotland briefing for Scottish Government debate on: Improving the Care Experience for Looked after Children (PDF) December 2016


Barnardo's Scotland response to consultation on Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland (PDF) December 2016


Barnardo’s Scotland briefing for Members Debate on Welfare Conditionality (PDF) November 2016


Barnardo's Scotland briefing on feminine hygiene products (PDF) September 2016


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Scottish Government debate on the expansion of early learning and childcare (PDF) September 2016


Barnardo's Scotland briefing for Members debate on Mental Health Education (PDF) September 2016


Briefing for Scottish Government debate on domestic abuse law (PDF) September 2016


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland (PDF) September 2016


Barnardo’s Scotland response to ‘Mental Health in Scotland – a 10 year vision’ (PDF) September 2016


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Apprenticeship Levy.(PDF) August 2016


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into mental health.(PDF) August 2016


Barnardo’s Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on - Police Powers to Search Children and Young People for Alcohol (PDF) July 2016


Response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Guidance on community planning for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

A response from the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project to the Scottish Government consultation on the Guidance on community planning for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.


Barnardo's Scotland briefing on the Scottish Parliament debate on 'The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children' (PDF) June 2016


The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project response to Scottish Government consultation on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 – Participation Requests (PDF) June 2016

The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project is a Public Social Partnership between Barnardo’s Scotland, Voluntary Action Scotland and the Improvement Service. This response is based on the project’s work in 10 Community Planning Partnerships. For more information about the project see http://www.barnardos.org.uk/thirdsectorproject.htm


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (PDF) June 2016


Briefing for Conservative Party Debate on Named Persons (PDF) June 2016


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Commission and Diligence in Family Actions in the Civil Court  (PDF) May 2016


2015


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 3 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (PDF) December 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on short-term sentences (PDF) December 2015


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 1 of the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill (PDF) November 2015


Briefing for Members Debate on Universal Children's Day (PDF) November 2015


Young People's Consortium response to Scottish Government's consultation on Creating a Fairer Scotland: Employability Support: A Discussion Paper (PDF) October 2015


Summary of consultation responses from various organisations responding to Mary Fee's Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill (PDF) September 2015


Briefing on Scottish Labour debate on Employment (PDF) September 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Welfare Reform Committee call for evidence on the Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland (PDF) August 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Economy Energy and Tourism Committee inquiry into work, wages and well-being in the Scottish labour market (PDF) August 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Justice Committee's call for evidence on the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill (PDF) August 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (PDF) August 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search (PDF) July 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance on Parts 18, Section 96, 4, and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (PDF) June 2015


Briefing on Stage 3 debate for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (PDF) June 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Welfare Reform Committee Inquiry into women and welfare (PDF) May 2015


Barnardo's Scotland written evidence for the Education and Culture Committee - Stage One Education (Scotland) Bill (PDF) May 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Mary Fee's Members Bill consultation on Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) Bill (PDF) April 2015


Barnardo's Scotland evidence to Education and Culture Committee's inquiry into Educational Attainment Gap (PDF) March 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on draft statutory guidance Part 9 (Corporate Parenting) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (PDF) March 2015


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (PDF) February 2015


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Barnardo's and NSPCC report - An Unfair Sentence: Babies affected by the justice system (PDF) February 2015


Briefing on Stage 1 debate for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (PDF) February 2015


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on female offending (PDF) January 2015


2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on draft statutory guidance regarding The Continuing Care (Scotland) Order 2015 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (PDF) December 2014


Barnardo's Scotland evidence on the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice paper on 'Youth Justice in Scotland: Fixed in the past or fit for the future?' (PDF) November 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Smith Commission's call for views from civic society on further Scottish devolution (PDF) October 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on National Care Standards Review (PDF) September 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee Stage One on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (PDF) September 2014


Barnardo's Scotland expert evidence to the Commission for Childcare Reform of Childcare Provision in Scotland (PDF) September 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Welfare Reform Committee's call for evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland ) Bill (PDF) August 2014


Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC Scotland written evidence at Stage One to the Health and Sport Committee on Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (PDF) August 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Draft Regulations Relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (PDF) July 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 (PDF) June 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry into having and keeping a home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people (PDF) May 2014


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on national youth work strategy (PDF) May 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on children involved in performances (PDF) April 2014


Barnardo's Scotland written evidence for Welfare Reform Committee round table on Benefit Sanctions (PDF) March 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into early years and health inequalities (PDF) March 2014


Briefing on Welfare Reform Committee debate on the impact of welfare reform (PDF) March 2014


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 1 of the Criminal Justice Bill (PDF) February 2014


Barnardo's Scotland response to Jenny Mara's Members Bill consultation on Human Trafficking Bill (PDF) January 2014


2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation draft guidance on the Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Scottish Schools (PDF) November 2013


Barnardo's Scotland written evidence to Scottish Parliament for the Committee's Stage One of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (PDF) September 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on draft statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care Act 2013 (PDF) July 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Direct Payments/Self Directed Support regulations 2013 (PDF) July 2013


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 1 of the Victims and Witnesses Bill (PDF) June 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government engagement paper on the prevention of suicide and self harm (PDF) May 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Education and Culture Committee Inquiry into decision-making of when to take a child into care (Pre-oral evidence submission) (PDF) May 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Petitions Committee Inquiry on child sexual exploitation - first tranche of evidence (PDF) April 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Parliament Stage One Consultation on Victims and Witnesses Bill - The National Confidential Forum (PDF) April 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Parliament Stage One Consultation on Victims and Witnesess Bill (PDF) April 2013


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on the best place in the world to grow up (PDF) March 2013


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on foodbanks (PDF) February 2013


Barnardo's Scotland response to Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry on women and work (PDF) February 2013


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on youth employment action plan (PDF) January 2013


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on action to support youth employment (PDF) January 2013


2012


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on adoption and permanence (PDF) November 2012


Joint children's sector briefing on Stage 3 of the Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill (PDF) November 2012


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 1 of the Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill (PDF) September 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on the Children and Young People Bill (PDF) September 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Getting Our Priorities Right (GOPR) (PDF) September 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee inquiry into decision making on whether children should be taken into care (PDF) August 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government for Fire and Safety Guidelines for Care Homes (PDF) July 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to the draft National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland (PDF) July 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to The Alcohol (Public Health & Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill - Member's Bill (PDF) June 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government's successor arrangements for the Community Care Grant and Crisis Loans (PDF) June 2012


Briefing for MSPs on advocacy for children and young people (PDF) May 2012


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on the national parenting strategy (PDF) May 2012


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on the commission on women offenders (PDF) April 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to Social Care Bill Stage One call for written evidence (PDF) April 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee's call for written evidence on the Welfare Reform (Scotland) Bill (PDF) April 2012


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on housing benefit reform (PDF) March 2012


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on youth employment strategy - combined briefing with Action for Children (PDF) February 2012


Barnardo’s Scotland evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee on the steps required to prevent homelessness among young people (PDF) February 2012


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Government's Mental Health Strategy 2011-2015 (PDF) January 2012


Briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Education Committee Inquiry into the educational attainment of looked after children (PDF)  January 2012


2011


Briefing on Scottish Labour debate on Scotland’s future (PDF) December 2011


Barnardo's Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's Stage One consultation on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Bill (Scotland) 2012 (PDF) December 2011


Barnardo's Scotland's additional written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee for its inquiry on homelessness and young people (PDF) December 2011


Barnardo's Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee's scrutiny on the Welfare Reform Bill (PDF) November 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on carer’s strategy debate (PDF) November 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on permanent home for looked-after children (PDF) November 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on raising attainment and ambition for all Scotland’s young people (PDF) October 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on housing (PDF) October 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on welfare reform bill (PDF) October 2011


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Parliament's Education Committee's inquiry into the educational outcomes of looked after and accommodated children (PDF) October 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government statement - opportunities for all (PDF) September 2011


Briefing on Scottish Government debate on 2011-2015 mental health strategy (PDF) September 2011


Briefing on 'Cut them free' - tackling child sexual exploitation in Scotland (PDF) June 2011


Barnardo's Scotland's response to the Carloway Review (PDF) June 2011


Briefing on Early Intervention in health and education (PDF) February 2011


Pre-2011


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee's inquiry into preventative spending (PDF) August 2010


Barnardo's Scotland Consultation Response to Abolition of Unruly Certificate Section 51(1)(bb) and 51(3) Criminal Procedure (PDF)


Barnardo's Scotland consultation response on Children's Hearing system - Strengthening for the Future (PDF) October 2008


Respondent Form on Children's Hearing System - Strengthening for the Future (PDF) September 2008


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Government's Consultation Alcohol Plan - Changing Scotland's relationship with alcohol (PDF) September 2008


Barnardo's Scotland evidence to the Justice Committee on the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill (PDF) September 2008


Barnardo's Scotland discussion paper on Taking Forward the Government Economic Strategy (PDF) June 2008


Barnardo's Scotland consultation response on The Scottish Law Commission Report on Rape and Other Sexual Offences (PDF) May 2008


Barnardo's Scotland consultation response on distribution of funds from dormant bank and building society accounts (PDF)


Barnardo's Scotland response to Consultation on Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (PDF) February 2008


Barnardo's Scotland response to consultation on The Adoption Support Services and Allowances Regulations 2008 (PDF)


Barnardo's Scotland response to Better Health, Better Care (PDF) November 2007


Barnardo's Scotland response to National Fostering and Kinship Care Strategy (PDF)


Barnardo's Scotland response to Consultation on Draft Regulations on The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations (PDF) 2007


Barnardo's Scotland response to Consultation on School Meals Scotland Bill 2007 (PDF)


Barnardo's Scotland Code of Practice on the Sharing of Information - Children in Need of Protection (PDF) November 2006


Barnardo's Scotland consultation paper on Protecting Vulnerable Groups: Scottish Vetting and Barring Scheme (PDF) May 2006


Barnardo's Scotland response to Scottish Affairs Committee Poverty Consultation 2006 (PDF)


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