Pupils ‘failed’ by lack of mental health training for teachers

Pupils ‘failed’ by lack of mental health training for teachers Henry Hepburn 6th October 2017 at 00:03 Calls for training programme for all Scottish school staff and specialist counselling services in every secondary At least two-thirds of teachers have not received adequate training in pupil mental health support and feel unable to do their job…

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Top ten tips to support language development

Top ten tips to support language development A child’s ability to communicate defines them. It is one of the ways they are judged and measured by others and the means by which they forge relationships. Credit: NadyaEugene/Shutterstock.com It is well documented that the ability to communicate verbally is linked to a child’s well-being and confidence…

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Scotland’s Play Charter

Scotland’s Play Charter This is Scotland’s Play Charter.  It describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. The Play Charter builds on the Scottish Government’s Play Strategy for Scotland and the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach to supporting children, young people and their families. The Play Charter is…

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Kinship Carer

As a kinship carer, you have a unique opportunity to provide a safe and stable home environment for a child or young person in your care that meets their individual needs.You also have an ideal opportunity to further develop strong bonding relationships with your child, which can have a lasting and positive impact on their…

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Girfec and Shanarri and what it means to you and your child

  A Brief Introduction to GIRFEC, SHANARRI, and “My World”. GIRFEC Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the Scottish Government’s drive to improve outcomes for all children. The aim is that all children in Scotland are given every opportunity to develop to their full potential to become confident, responsible, and productive members of…

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