Childrens charities new duties in Scotland for 2016

With new duties due to come into force for Scottish organisations in August 2016, under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, a checklist to help prepare has been produced.

As reported by Third Force News, the Third Sector Touchpoint guides explain the new duties and responsibilities that will be introduced, for organisations delivering primary prevention services to children, young people and families.

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Wanted: ideas on residential care commissioning

Children England has created a ‘Re-thinking Care Commissioning web forum’ to host thinkpieces, recommendations and ideas from across the sector on how to improve service commissioning for children in care.

The rethink is needed as lack of funding, lack of leadership from central government and confusion about the role of the regulator have left the system in a crisis that the next administration will inherit.

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Charities gear up for election 2015

Leading children’s charities have launched a call for pledges by those contesting next year’s parliamentary elections to invest in early support for children, young people and their families to stop them reaching crisis point. Action for Children news item, or go to the Stitch in Time campaign page http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/campaigns/a-stitch-in-time/ which includes a link to ‘A Stitch in Time’ report (pdf, 396KB).

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