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Supporting Children in the Justice System

Improving Services for Victims and Witnesses. Transformational change is to be brought about in the way children are treated by the justice system. The Scottish Government will work to ensure that all eligible children who are victims or witnesses to abuse or violence will have

Free Bike Pilots Announced

First Six Pilot Projects Selected to Offer Free Bicycles for School Age Children. As part of a series of commitments delivered by the Scottish Government within its first 100 days, the new pilots will test their approaches across the next 12 months and will be

Devices for 700,000 Children

Tackling Digital Inequality. Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started. Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children. Graeme: The last 18 months

Backing for Baby Box

Parents Praise Scheme on Fourth Anniversary Parents have overwhelmingly backed Scotland’s Baby Box in an independent evaluation, with 97% of parents rating the box and its contents as good. Around 186,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered to families as of its fourth anniversary today (Sunday

School Clothing Grant to Support 2,473 Angus Children

£239,000 Additional Funding Locally Graeme has encouraged any eligible parents who have not already done so to apply for the Scottish Government’s School Clothing Grant, which an estimated 2,473 school children across Angus are set to benefit from. The grant helps families pay for school

£335,000 to Angus Council for Kids Summer Activates

Key Scottish Government Investment Confirmed Graeme has said he is ‘delighted’ that Angus Council is set to receive £335,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage children to play and socialise as part of the recovery from the pandemic. Local authorities across Scotland will benefit from

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Apply for the Best Start Grant

Graeme is urging eligible families in Angus to apply for this year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment, as applications open today. The payment, which is only available in Scotland, is open to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a child