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National Mission to Close Attainment Gap

Councils Set Out Ambitions to Help Young People Succeed Local authorities have published their plans for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Councils across Scotland have set their own “stretch aims” for children and young peoples’ progress in literacy and numeracy levels, for senior phase qualifications

Carnoustie High Pupils at #FuelChangeLive Event

Young People Get Creative on Climate Issues 2nd November saw a pioneering climate literacy and skills development programme hold an event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, with Graeme attending to speak with participating pupils from Carnoustie High School. The programme is run by business transformation

A National Discussion: Education

Every child and young person in Scotland is being encouraged to get involved in a National Discussion on education. Let’s Talk Scottish Education invites those aged three to 18 to share their ideas, views and experiences. Feedback from young people, as well as from parents, carers,

Young Person’s Guarantee Making a Difference

16,000 Workplace Opportunities Secured More than 16,000 young people across Scotland have been offered workplace opportunities through the Young Person’s Guarantee. Over 600 employers have signed up to the initiative, which aims to connect 16-24-year-olds with apprenticeships, work experience, volunteering, internships, enterprise opportunities and mentoring.

Helping Families Stay Together

Keeping the Promise Vital funding to help transform family support services and reduce the number of children going into care has been announced. Local authorities will receive £32 million in Whole Family Wellbeing Funding for 2022-23, with a further £6 million available to support this

Summer Support for Children

Free Activities, Childcare & Food to Help with Cost of Living Thousands of children from low-income families will benefit from free childcare, activities and healthy food as part of the Scottish Government’s £10 million Holiday Food & Childcare 2022 summer programme. Available to children and

CashBack for Communities

Open for Funding! The Scottish Government have announced that £20 million in crime proceeds will fund community projects. The latest round of CashBack for Communities funding opens today, on 20th June. Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three

‘Make Music Day’ at DD8 Music

Occasion Marked with MSP Visit Ahead of 2022’s Make Music Day – today, 21st June – Graeme has visited DD8 Music in Kirriemuir to celebrate the global event. DD8 Music is a registered Scottish charity, dedicated to promoting involvement in musical activities to people of

93.2% of School Leavers in Positive Destinations

Deprivation gap at a record low. A record proportion of young people from the most deprived communities are going on to ‘positive destinations’ after leaving school. – Graeme 89% of 2020-21 school leavers from the most deprived areas of Scotland were in a positive destination

Foster Carers Appeal

Bid to Increase Numbers Graeme has joined the Scottish Government’s Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey, in encouraging more people to consider fostering. Currently, around 500 additional foster families are required to provide stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot be looked after at home. Ms