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Police Service of Scotland

Police Service of Scotland

A collaborative project across Edinburgh involving police officers, working alongside inspirational Peer Mentors and TYLAC volunteers, who use their lived experience of the criminal justice system, trauma, and adversity to make a real difference to the lives of young people. The team use their unique skillset to engage and work with vulnerable young-people aged 16–24 years old, and to provide a level of support which assists them to break the cycle of criminality and re-offending and to reducing the level of risk taking behaviour in their lives at that time. Through positive mentoring, empowerment and working in partnership with a range of organisations, these young people are supported and encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes, rebuild relationships and pick up their shattered lives and ultimately improve their outcomes.

Mapping outdoor play in Scotland
24.05.2022

Mapping outdoor play in Scotland

Thrive Outdoors is mapping the outdoor play sector in Scotland, aiming to find out where outdoor play is happening, how outdoor play organisations are run and the challenges these organisations face. Extensive research highlights the social, physical and emotional benefits of outdoor play for children and young people. But the Covid-19 pandemic has meant more

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New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.
13.04.2022

New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.

An award of £450,000 from The Robertson Trust will enable Inspiring Scotland to expand intandem, the national mentoring programme for children and young people looked after at home, to include 8-14 year olds living in kinship care arrangements across Scotland. intandem recognises that young people looked after while living at home can experience challenging circumstances.

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New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open
12.04.2022

New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open

The new Outdoor Community Play Fund was announced by Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey on Tuesday 12th April 2022.  This funding will support charities providing outdoor community play opportunities for children and families experiencing disadvantage, as defined by SIMD. Up to £15,000 can be applied for by registered Scottish charities meeting the criteria. Funded by Scottish Government,

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