Connections


Links on the Connections part of the WithScotland website lead to various websites, resources and services offered by other organisations. These services, resources and websites are not maintained by WithScotland or under its control and WithScotland is not responsible for the contents of any referenced websites.

The purpose of WithScotland’s Connections page is to signpost other potentially relevant information and services. Links to another website, or any reference to any product or service by name does not necessarily constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by WithScotland.

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    101 project
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    The 101 project offers specialist information and support to lone and young parents and their children including supporting them towards learning, training, volunteering or employment. The 101 project (formerly Dundee project) has been in existence since 1984. Based in the Whitfield area of Dundee, the project offers a city wide service. We lead a lone parent employability network in Dundee. Services are delivered through individual/personal development work, home visiting, group work, telephone/text support and raising awareness locally of lone parent issues. The service is funded by Dundee City Council through Social Work and Fairer Scotland Fund and donations from trust funds. Referrals come from agencies including health, social work and housing, but the majority are self referrals. Sexual health awareness material has been developed for use with parents. Social Work student placements may be provided. A collaboration with Scottish Marriage Care, funded by the Big Lottery, is also offering relationship work with young people and peer support for young parents.

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    Aberlour
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    Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children's charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our dedicated team of over 700 staff work across the country in more than 40 services, from Stranraer to Elgin & Aberdeenshire ,helping children and young people who need additional care and support to achieve their potential and to live safe, fulfilling lives. At Aberlour we have adapted and customised our services in response to the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families over the 130 years since the Aberlour orphanage was established in 1875. We help: - children whose lives are affected by parental drug and alcohol dependency - young people who have social, educational and behavioural difficulties - children and young people who run away from home and are exposed to risk of harm - children and young people who have a disability - young children to experience positive parenting, play and early learning

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    Action for Children
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    Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK

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    Adolescent and Children's Trust
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    The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT) is the UK's largest charity and voluntary agency providing fostering and adoption services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services. We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families.

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    Alcohol Focus Scotland
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    Alcohol Focus Scotland’s primary aim is to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. One of our key strategic priorities is to protect children from alcohol harm.

    We provide resources and training that aim to raise awareness of the impact of harmful parental drinking and build resilience in children.

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    Amnesty
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    Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. Historically our campaigning has focused on prisoners, but we have responded to the changing patterns of human rights violations in the world. Today people are more likely to become victims of abuse because of who they are, rather than for what they think, say or do -- the biggest threat to human rights are the mass violations committed during armed conflicts.

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    Barnardo's
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    Barnardo’s Scotland works with more than 10,000 children, young people and their families in over 98 specialised services in communities across Scotland. We believe in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

    Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around. But we cannot do it without you. Visit our website to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.

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    Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)
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    BIAS provides independent advocacy to parents residing in the Scottish Borders whose children are subject to child protection measures. It is a charity which is independent of service providers and funders. We help parents to get the information they need to explore and understand their options, and support them to express their needs and views and to make informed decisions in relation to the child protection process.

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    British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)
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    Our activities include:

    • Family finding: Our online service and monthly newspaper, Be My Parent, helps find families for hundreds of children every year. Together, our services help agencies find hundreds of adoptive and permanent foster families for children every year.
    • Publications: We publish an extensive list of highly respected expert publications for social workers, adoptive parents, foster carers, children, adopted adults, students and academics, and the wider children’s workforce, covering a range of issues relating to adoption, fostering and children in the care system.
    • Training, conferences and consultancy: Our training, seminars and conferences tackle the vital issues facing practitioners today and our courses and programmes are available nationwide.
    • Campaigning: We campaign nationally and locally to improve the lives of children seperated from their birth families. Our flagship campaign is National Adoption Week, which runs in November every year.
    • Membership: we are the UK's leading membership organisation for agencies and individuals that have an interest in fostering, adoption and the well-being of children.
    • Advice: Every day our members ask BAAF for expert guidance to support their work. We also receive thousands of calls each year from people who need advice about all aspects of adoption and fostering.
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    British Association for Early Childhood Education
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    The British Association for Early Childhood Education (Early Education), founded in 1923, is the leading national voluntary organisation for early years practitioners and parents with members and branches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

    Early Education promotes the right of all children to education of the highest quality.

    It provides support, advice and information on best practice for everyone concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

    It is an established national organisation with the expertise and experience to support the development of the early years workforce.

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    British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN)
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    BASPCAN is primarily a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection who can demonstrate active participation or interest in the aims of the Association. It is the only multi-disciplinary association of its kind in the UK, bringing together personnel from all agencies who work in the field with children in need, and with those who are abused and neglected.

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    Caledonia Youth
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    At Caledonia Youth, we help our young clients steer a path through the labyrinth of contradictory and confusing messages. Our aim is to help every person we see reach a decision that is right for them - safely, healthily, happily and, yes, maturely. That decision could be anything from exploring what contraceptive is right for you, if you need a test for an STI, or do you want to put off having sex, to learning more about managing feelings, assertiveness and self esteem. Our services are offered to young people up to the age of 25, with a focus on teenagers. We provide free and confidential support and advice through our Caledonia Youth clinics, education and counselling services that are all geared to help you make more informed, responsible choices about your personal and sexual relationships. We’ve not only listened to what our young clients have been telling us over the years. We’ve also acted upon their concerns, tailoring our services to suit your very specific needs today.

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    Care and Learning Alliance
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    Care and Learning Alliance is a third sector membership organisation which supports high quality childhood practice and family support services for children 0-16 and their families throughout the Highlands and Moray. We promote learning through play and offer a wide range of training courses and other relevant support activities.

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    Care Co-ordination Network UK
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    Care Co-ordination Network UK (CCNUK) is the key working charity; a networking organisation promoting and supporting care co-ordination or key working for disabled children and their families in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. CCNUK is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with its head office in York and national offices in Wales and Scotland. Our mission is to:

    • ?work in partnership with disabled children, their families and professionals, to ensure that all families throughout the UK have access to high quality care co-ordination or key worker services. CCNUK will develop its work to achieve the following five strategic objectives:
    • to promote the model of key working for disabled children and their families at both a policy and practice level
    • to provide information to the families of disabled children, to professional and academic bodies, service providers and commissioners
    • to provide training to new and established key worker services
    • to contribute to and support research on key working for disabled children and their families, and to look at ways of supporting the implementation of key findings from research
    • to develop the participation of young disabled people and their families, including families and young people from black and minority ethnic communities
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    Care for the Family
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    Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. We couldn't do this without the help of our supporters - people like you. Together we can strengthen marriages, support parents and help the bereaved. We do this through events, resources, training and networks of befrienders.

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    Care Leavers' Association
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    The Care Leavers’ Association is a not-for-profit organization run by care leavers for care leavers. The organization is campaigning to improve the lives, not only of those formerly in care, but also future care leavers by working for change in the current care and care leaving system. We provide information and advice on care leaver issues and provide a network of contact, support and information through our website, newsletter and ‘Keep-in-Touch’ gatherings.

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    Central Registered Body for Scotland (CRBS)
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    CRBS was established in 2002 to provide “free” disclosures (police checks) for volunteers operating in the voluntary sector working with children.. CRBS offers a range of services to its customers including sample Child & Adult Protection policies; training and services to assist voluntary organisations engage with the Disclosure Scheme.

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    Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice
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    The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) supports improvement in youth justice, contributing to the realisation of better lives for individuals and communities. Our role is to strengthen the creation, sharing and use of knowledge and expertise. We work in collaboration with practitioners, managers, policy-makers, researchers and those whose lives have been affected by youth justice.

    Our work centres on three key activities:

    •Practice development: Supporting youth justice practitioners and organisations to create, share and use knowledge •Research: Supporting the creation of new knowledge through doing, and supporting others to do, research •Knowledge Exchange: Supporting the dissemination of knowledge and facilitating dialogue between those with different perspectives or forms of knowledge

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    Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
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    CPAG in Scotland promotes action for the prevention and relief of poverty among children and families with children across Scotland. To achieve this we campaign to raise awareness of the causes, extent, nature and impact of poverty and strategies for its eradication and prevention. We work to bring about positive policy changes for families with children in poverty and enable those eligible for tax credits and benefits to have access to their full entitlement.

    We campaign for the abolition of child poverty and for a better deal for low-income families. We provide training, publications and advice on benefits and tax credits for advisers and frontline workers in Scotland.

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    CHILDREN 1st
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    At CHILDREN 1st, our vision is a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland. We have 125 years experience of working with children and families, previously as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC). Today, we support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them to recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests.

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