The group tasked with drawing up a code of practice for a key part of the Scottish Government’s named person scheme is finding it “challenging” to ensure this is “simple, concise and accessible”.
The Scottish Government has been urged to review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
Legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 should be enacted as soon as possible to “stop the criminalisation of eight-year-olds”, MSPs have heard.
Local little ones had a fantastic time helping to find Philip the penguin at an interactive theatre performance.
Childline volunteers will be working around the clock to ensure struggling young people have someone to talk to over the festive season.
Children get up to all sorts of nonsense when their parents leave them home alone for the first time, as these social media confessions reveal.
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has been honoured for his “special work” in trying to ensure every child across the world can attend school.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been urged to help hard-up families by increasing child benefit payments by £5 a week as part of his budget.
There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.
Children across Scotland consume almost 4.4 million soft drinks a week – the equivalent of more than 600,000 a day – new research has estimated.
The Australia national cricket team will have a very special player in their squad for the first time at this year’s Boxing Day Test.
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to ensure every child in Scotland’s largest city gets a gift this Christmas.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have launched a bid to change the law to increase the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 16.
A seven-year-old boy who sent a birthday card to his dad “in heaven” received a touching letter from the Royal Mail to say it had been delivered safely.
The capacity of childcare services in Scotland has decreased, prompting renewed fears the Scottish Government will not be able to meet its pledge to expand free nursery provision.
More than one in 10 nursery staff say they often hear children swearing, a survey suggests.
A major inquiry led by former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for international law changes to better protect children trapped in war zones.
The familiar sound of a mother’s voice is more likely to rouse a sleeping child than the high-pitched wailing of a smoke alarm, a new study has shown.
Three out of four children aged under five have access to a computer or mobile device, according to a study.