Everyone’s Children






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.

We have produced our Annual Report 2017-18 detailing the wide ranging achievements of the project over the last year. Access it here. 

Our Work

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

ELC Research:

Workforce Development

  • 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:

Pupil Equity Funding: Third Sector Experiences In Glasgow

PEF Report Summary

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


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.

GIRFEC Resources

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:

Mapping project

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 & Shared Learning

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!

Visit our events calendar or Eventbrite page to see what’s coming up!

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.

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

Children’s Services Plan Consultation Event

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.

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.

Shared Learning

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 suzie.scott@gcvs.org.uk

See below for editions of the newsletter, for further back issues please see our Newsletters page.


Suzie Scott

Everyone’s Children Manager

Tel: 0141 332 2444

Email: suzie.scott@gcvs.org.uk

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