The Everyone’s Children project promotes and supports third sector organisations in Glasgow that provide services to children, young people and families. The project is funded by the Scottish Government and works in partnership with statutory partners and the third sector to:
- Map and update Third Sector services for children, young people and families.
- Support the Third Sector Citywide Forum to ensure wider Third Sector involvement in children’s services planning
- Provide training and qualifications for third sector staff and volunteers
- Help the Third Sector to reduce child poverty and bridge the attainment gap
- Share information and good practice.
Children’s Services Planning
- We support the Citywide Forum steering group and sub-groups
- We help to ensure that the Third Sector is represented on GCC/GCHSCP committees
- We participate in the monitoring and review of Glasgow’s Children’s Services Plan
Early Learning and Childcare
- We have conducted research around the Third Sector Role in Early Learning and Childcare in Glasgow
- We deliver a relevant and robust daytime and evening training programme for Third Sector ELC staff
- We host Care Inspectorate briefings on the new Health and Social Care Standards
- We host Scottish Government consultations on the rollout of extended ELC hours
- We’ve produced a newsletter for Third Sector Early Learning & Childcare organisations – access it here
- The Third Sector Role in Early Learning and Childcare in Glasgow – Report
- The Third Sector Role in Early Learning and Childcare in Glasgow – Executive Summary
- We have an ambitious and exciting training and events programme to meet the needs of third sector organisations working with children, young people and families
- We provide capacity building, employer and workforce development support, particularly to smaller third sector organisations
Child Poverty and the Attainment Gap
The third sector already makes a significant contribution to alleviating poverty, improving well-being and ensuring good housing and environments.
- We deliver events on Child Poverty and the Attainment Gap
- We support Third Sector organisations to work with schools
- We encourage and facilitate school holiday play schemes and the Glasgow Summer Holiday Food Programme
- We support multi-agency networks to develop awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
Pupil Equity Funding
We recently carried out research into how Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) affects Third Sector organisations:
Sharing information and good practice
- Our monthly e-newsletter provides updates on news, policy, and events and training. See the sidebar to sign up!
- We are on Twitter @EC_GCVS with instant updates, news and information about the project, events, and other relevant information for organisations working with children and families
- Our Everyone’s Children Final Report – Phase 1 can be accessed here
We respond to consultations through written responses and consultation events, ensuring that the voice of the third sector is heard in law, policy and practice that affect children and young people in Glasgow.
Our recent consultation responses:
- Response to Education and Skills Committee Call for Evidence on The Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill
- Response to MSP John Finnie’s proposal for a Bill to give children equal protection from assault (Citywide Forum)
- Response to Social Security Committee’s call for written evidence: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill
- Response to Scottish Government Consultation on ELC Service Model for 2020
GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help, at the right time, from the right people. It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.
It puts the rights and wellbeing of children and young people at the heart of the services that support them – such as early years services, schools, and the NHS – to ensure that everyone works together to improve outcomes for a child or young person.
As a major provider of services in communities, the third sector is central to GIRFEC and the Government’s early intervention, early years and public service reform agendas. The Everyone’s Children project continues to ensure that this preventative contribution is effectively integrated into the planning of services for children and families in the city.
The Scottish Government, local councils, the NHS and many third sector organisations produce very helpful information and practical resources which can help you with the implementation of GIRFEC:
Everyone’s Children Survey Results
Thanks to all the organisations that took part in our survey over the last year. We had 124 completed responses and your answers gave us a lot of useful information that we can use to lobby and advocate of behalf of the sector.
The survey found that the sector employs over 5,500 staff and volunteers to provide services to over 36,000 children and 45,000 children in Glasgow. The most common service was Family Support. However, there were a very wide range of services from pre-school playgroups to employability projects for 16+years. You can see the key results above.
Third Sector Directory
The Everyone’s Children team have been building directories providing information on third sector organisations working with children, young people and families in Glasgow. We now have (draft) directories covering each area of the city, as well as a single Glasgow-wide directory:
If you would like your organisation to be added to the directory, please fill in our third sector survey here.
Mapping Project Research
Everyone’s Children conducted a major research project in March 2015, which produced an extensive research map of third sector services for children and families in Glasgow.
The research gathered robust evidence of the scale, scope and potential contribution of third sector organisations to GIRFEC. It identified the level of need for the
development of capacity, knowledge, skills and awareness raising.
This lead to the development of an action plan to improve and expand the third sector contribution to services for children and young people.
The report can be downloaded here.
Training and Events
Everyone’s Children run a successful programme of training and events for third sector organisations in Glasgow. Events cover a range of topics, including: child protection, information sharing, child poverty, community health, GIRFEC, the Named Person service, bereavement, mental health and much more!
Presentations and training resources associated with the training programme are available via Dropbox.
Cost of the School Holidays Event
In March 2017 ‘The Cost of the School Holidays – Helping Children and Families’ was hosted by Everyone’s Children alongside Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, Children in Scotland and the PEEK Project, to look at the ways in which many low-income families in Scotland struggle over the school holidays. The event allowed delegates to hear and discuss best practice ideas for overcoming these barriers.
A report with a summary of presentations given on the day and key messages that came out of the group discussions can be downloaded here: Cost of the School Holiday – Event Report Final
In February 2017 we held a Children’s Services Plan Consultation event alongside the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and the Citywide Forum. A variety of third sector organisations were able to hear about potential contents for the Children’s Services Plan, and share their views and experiences.
A summary and feedback report from the event can be downloaded here.
This report fed in to the final Glasgow Integrated Children and Young People’s Service Plan 2017-20 which was published in August 2017. You can download the plan in full here.
We work with the National Third Sector Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) Project to ensure that learning exchanges and useful resources from the rest of Scotland will inform the work in Glasgow.
We provide regular updates on a range of issues affecting children, young people and families in our monthly e-bulletin, where you will find up to date information about funding opportunities, policy developments, research, training, resources and news stories.
To subscribe to the Everyone’s Children newsletter, please sign up using the form in the sidebar, or email Suzie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for editions of the newsletter, for further back issues please see our Newsletters page.
- Newsletter June 2018
- Newsletter May 2018
- Newsletter April 2018
- Newsletter March 2018
- Newsletter February 2018
- Newsletter January 2018
- Newsletter December 2017
- Newsletter November 2017
- Newsletter October 2017
- Newsletter September 2017
- Newsletter August 2017
- Newsletter July 2017
- Newsletter June 2017
- Newsletter May 2017
- Newsletter April 2017
- Newsletter March 2017
- Newsletter February 2017
- Newsletter January 2017