14thSeptember 2023

Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland – literature and policy review published

14.09.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Play Scotland have published Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland. The review draws together how children and young people’s rights relate to place, and how and why children and young people should be further involved in place-based decision-making. Some or all of these issues also affect young adults aged [...]

14thSeptember 2023

Lots of outdoor activity for Stronger Starts

14.09.23|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , |

Greenspace Scotland have reported on the Stronger Starts grant programme. Scotland needs lots of new applications! Stronger Starts is a new £5m grant programme to boost school funds. The main focus is on schools, including nursery, primary and secondary, however all groups connected to schools and other groups supporting children [...]

4thJuly 2023

Growing Climate Confidence

04.07.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , |

This website resource enables third sector organisations in Scotland to find help to reduce emissions and engage their community. This includes actions around nature, and providing information to help us learn about climate change and net zero. Read individual and community stories from around Scotland.

4thJuly 2023

Health behaviour in school aged children in Scotland – report published

04.07.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow have shared their latest news in their June 2023 bulletin. This includes the launch of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Scotland 2022 National Report  at an event in Edinburgh. The 2022 report can be downloaded from the [...]

15thJune 2023

Reflections from the 22nd International Play Association Triennial World Conference in Glasgow

15.06.23|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Play Scotland have shared the following resources from this event held in June 2023: Inspirationally Playful: Over fifty reflections on what has inspired, and continues to inspire those with a professional interest in play have been gathered into this publication. It is a global collection, comprising thoughts from each of [...]

13thJune 2023

Parents and carers – COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey – fourth survey (8-30 June)

13.06.23|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Public Health Scotland (PHS) is running a new national survey to hear directly from the parents and carers of children aged 0–11 about how their families are doing, three years after the pandemic began. PHS is keen to gauge any ripple effect, as well as any impact of the ongoing [...]

22ndMay 2023

Play Sufficiency Assessment progress in Parliament

22.05.23|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

Greenspace Scotland have shared news on regulations which have been laid in the Scottish Parliament to support the preparation of play sufficiency assessments in Scotland. They are due to come into force on 19 May 2023 and set out the provisions relating to the new duty which requires planning authorities [...]

18thMay 2023

The Children’s People and Nature Survey for England: 2022 update; plus NatureScot outdoor learning research

18.05.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This UK Government webpage provides valuable summary statistics as headline findings on the ‘Children’s People and Nature Survey’ carried out by English Nature. It provides information on how children and young people in England experience and think about the natural environment. Any changes in trends between 2021 and 2022 are [...]