The Everyone’s Children team aims to support third sector organisations who work with children, young people and families. We work with statutory partners, to achieve positive change and develop high standards of practice, and to share learning.
We support over 600 third sector organisations who provide services to children, young people and families in the city.
Our priorities are:
- To support the Third Sector contribution to Children’s Services Planning. Working with statutory agencies to deliver strategies for:
- family support
- child protection
- child mental health and well-being
- child poverty
- To support the Third Sector Citywide Forum, which represents the views of third sector organisations working with children, young people and families. We also work with the sector to give a collective voice for children, young people and families
- To increase awareness of third sector services to support children and families by mapping provision and keeping the Glasgow Helps directory up to date
- Provide learning and development on Children’s Services issues. Delivering training and events for Third Sector organisations on children, young people and family issues
For training and events visit the GCVS Eventbrite page here.
- Sharing learning and best practice through networks, newsletters, website, social media and resources
Annual Report 2020/21
- We have produced an infographic showing our achievements in 2020/21
- Our project evaluation, produced independently by FMR Research in 2018, is also available to read here.
Children's Services Strategies and Plans
As part of our work, we are involved in meetings with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, and other partners. Along with other third sector representatives, we ensure that the third sector voice and contribution to Children’s Services Planning is included in strategic plans.
We make a contribution to
Glasgow Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Consulting with Children, Young People and Families
Everyone’s Children team led the multi agency partnership consultation with children and young people, as a key part of the development of the new Children’s Services Plan. We wanted to engage children and young people aged 0-26 across the city and ensure that the diverse population of the Glasgow was represented.
We also wanted to include the views of parents and carers (particularly those looking after younger children) and staff working in voluntary sector organisations providing services to children, young people and families. We used the Scottish National Standards for Community Engagement as a basis for good practice.
The aim was to get staff from HSCP, GCC Education Services, Glasgow Life, Police and voluntary sector organisations in the city to talk to children, young people and families between mid-Nov and End Jan 2020.
Staff were asked to be creative in the way that they carried out the consultation, to minimize the barriers to participation and ensure that a wide range of children and young people could take part. In addition to written feedback, we accepted pictures, posters, photos and poems.
In total, there were 1325 responses to the consultation. Of these, 62% were under the age of 18 and 4% were young people aged 19-26. The remaining third were a mix of parents and professional staff, mainly from voluntary sector organisations.
The responses formed the heart of the Glasgow Children’s Services Plan 2020-2023
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!
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.
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- Newsletter August 2021
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