Everyone’s Children





The Everyone’s Children project is funded by the Scottish Government and works in partnership with statutory partners and third sector organisations.

The project aims to increase the capacity of the Third Sector to work in partnership with statutory partners to achieve positive change and develop consistently high standards of practice, based on Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) principles and to share learning with stakeholders.

Our priorities are:

  • To support Third Sector contribution to Children’s Services Planning
  • To support Third Sector implementation of the GIRFEC National Practice Model
  • Provide learning and development on Children’s Services issues
  • Sharing learning and best practice through networks, newsletters, website and resources

For training and events visit GCVS Eventbrite page here

Did you know? Everyone’s Children works directly with over 500 Third Sector organisations in Glasgow

Current Activities

  • Providing support to the Third Sector Citywide Forum to give a collective voice for third sector children, young people and families organisations
  • Working with statutory agencies to deliver strategies for:
    • family support
    • child protection
    • child mental health and well-being
    • child poverty
  • Delivering training and events for Third Sector organisations across the West of Scotland on children, young people and family support issues
  • Collaborating with GCHSCP, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and the Citywide Forum to consult with children, young people and families on the new Glasgow Children’s Services Plan. Information and consultation questions here.

Get in touch

Suzie Scott, Project Manager

Join our mailing list – everyoneschildren@gcvs.org.uk

We have produced an infographic showing our achievements in 2018/19 here


Our project evaluation, produced independently by FMR Research in 2018, is also available to read 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 host Care Inspectorate briefings on the new Health and Social Care Standards

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 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:

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.

Open letter to managers, headteachers and practitioners in children’s services found here.

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 directories covering each area of the city, as well as a single Glasgow-wide directory and a dedicated family support 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!

Cost of the School Holidays Event

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

Children’s Services Plan Consultation Event

A summary and feedback report from the event can be downloaded 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


Suzie Scott

Everyone’s Children Manager

Tel: 0141 332 2444

Email: suzie.scott@gcvs.org.uk


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