NHS Health Scotland proudly launch their new resources to help Local Authorities, regional NHS Boards and other community planning partners develop their joint local child poverty action plans.

Poverty is one of the main causes of poor health and health inequalities. It’s unfairly damaging the health of those living under its grip and restricting many of our children from fulfilling their potential for the best start in life. It’s not right that children living in the poorest circumstances should expect to live 14 years less than children from wealthier backgrounds.

However child poverty isn’t inevitable. With collaborative working, these resources can be used to work towards righting the wrongs of poverty for all of our children across Scotland.

You can view the NHS Scotland Child Poverty webpage here.

To celebrate their 25th year, Children in Scotland are today launching their exciting new campaign, 25 Calls.

25 Calls is a plan of action which will contribute to children rights and ensure that they experience equality in the future. 25 Calls is about sharing Scotland’s hopes and ambitions for future generations and achieving real change.

Take a look at Children in Scotlands 25 Calls webpage here.

To mark the launch, Children in Scotland are hosting an event this evening, and will be joined by partners from across civil society, all committed to demanding real change for Scotland’s children and young people.

Research shows that the most influential figures in children’s career choices are parents and carers, and to achieve the best outcomes, it’s important to start conversations early. As a parent or carer, you play an important part in helping them to get onto the path to finding a job that offers them the future they want. But it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Skills Development Scotland have launched this brand new website, My Kids Career, providing all the information parents and carers need to support and help their children.

There is more than one pathway to success. The website gives factual information and useful statistics on topics relating to further education, apprenticeships or going straight into the world of work.

Take a look at the ‘My Kids Careers’ website here.