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.
Sport Aberdeen, the charity behind the city’s sports centres and classes, has revealed the amount of time devoted by volunteers is worth more than £250,000.
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.
Parents have been urged to get reflective clothing for children to allow them to walk to school safely.
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.
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Parents across the north-east have been urged to apply for new child benefits.
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.
Representatives from a space agency are to jet into Aberdeen again next year.
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.
An Aberdeen arts centre is hosting a workshop allowing people to customise their own skateboards.
An appeal to fund bears with stomas for children in the north-east has raised more than £400 since the start of the month.
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.
Pregnant women fear having to give birth on the side of a road while being transferred between two north-east hospitals – according to a new report.
Surveillance powers have been used in a bid to catch traders selling cigarettes to children in the north-east.
People buying booze for children could be jailed for three months, police have warned.
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.
A new report compiled by a third sector organisation has shown that people in Aberdeen donate more money to children’s charities than other causes.
Sandra's currently in rehearsals for the Snow Queen pantomime at the Tivoli Theatre, but is spending her down time crocheting blankets for sick kids.