Church of Scotland

Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

A response to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill as requested by John Finnie MSP.

Published: July 2017

Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

This consultation preempts a Child Poverty Bill to be introduced by the Scottish Government in early 2017.

Published: September 2016

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Church and Society Council response to the call for evidence from the Education and Culture Committee on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.  

Published: July 2013

Measuring Child Poverty: A Consultation on Better Measures of Child Poverty (UK Govt)

Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland response to ‘Measuring Child Poverty: A consultation on better measures of child poverty’, a consultation from the UK Government Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Education.

Published: February 2013

National Confidential Forum (Safeguarding response)

Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service response to the Scottish Government consultation on the establishment of a National Confidential Forum for survivors of child abuse in residential care.

Published: September 2012

‘A Scotland for Children’ – a consultation on the proposed Children and Young People Bill

Church and Society Council response to the Scottish Government consultation on the proposed Children and Young People Bill. 

Published: September 2012

Rights of Children and Young People Bill

Church and Society Council response to a Scottish Government consultation on the Rights of Children and Young People. 

Published: December 2011

Methodist Church in Scotland

Children and Young People Bill (Scottish Government)

Methodist Church in Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals for a Children and Young People’s Bill. 

Published: September 2012

Salvation Army

Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill

At HMP Edinburgh, The Salvation Army manages Scotland’s only purpose-built visitors’ centre on behalf of The Onward Trust. The centre receives roughly 41,000 adult visitors and 7,700 child visitors each year. All the visiting family and friends of the prisoners are booked in by the visitors’ centre, which has a café and children’s area. The staff members (who include a part-time children’s worker) provide information and a supportive, friendly and non-judgemental environment.

The Salvation Army produced a set of three booklets covering themes highlighted by children visiting the prison and including illustrations by them: Visiting Dad, Visiting Mum and A Parents Guide. Responses to this consultation are based on the Salvation Army’s work with families at HMP Edinburgh.

Published: May 2015

Getting Our Priorities Right (Scottish Government)

Salvation Army response to Scottish Government consultation “Getting Our Priorities Right”, about protecting children experiencing parental drug or alcohol misuse.

Published: September 2012

United Free Church of Scotland

Named Person in Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

An official letter to the Scottish Government Minister following the meeting of the United Free General Assembly regarding the named person provision in the Act.  

Published: June 2014