Policy news stories:
9 Mar 2016
Children's charities urge Supreme Court throw out Named Person appeals
The Supreme Court hears arguments from those opposed to the national roll out of the Named Person service, and Scotland’s leading children’s charities urge court to dismiss this case.
3 Dec 2015
Scottish charities voice support for Named Person
Coalition of children's charities present joint briefing to MSPs
24 Nov 2015
Scottish charities challenge Chancellor on BIG Lottery funding
Aberlour leads a coalition of Scottish charities with an open letter to George Osborne MP on the risk to BIG Lottery funding.
27 Jan 2015
Aberlour responds to scrapping of HMP Inverclyde plans
Plans for female prison in Inverclyde will not go ahead
22 Jan 2015
Judicial Review rules against challenge to 'Named Person'
Scotland’s children’s charity welcomes ruling against legal challenge to the introduction of a Named Person service
5 Jan 2015
Aberlour response to free school meals
Free school meals now on the menu for all P1-3 pupils across Scotland.
18 Dec 2014
Statement: Aberlour response to inquiry into institutional child abuse
A statutory public inquiry will be held to examine historical cases of abuse of children in care in Scotland, the Scottish Government has announced.
20 Nov 2014
State of Children's Rights in Scotland Report 2014
Launched on 20 November 2014, the report reviews the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the UNCRC.
18 Nov 2013
Leading Children’s Charities Welcome Parliament’s Call to Extend Right
Three of Scotland’s leading children’s charities, Aberlour, Barnardo’s and Who Cares? Scotland have welcomed calls from the Education and Culture Committee at the Scottish Parliament, for the Scottish Government to consider extending rights for young peop
17 Jun 2013
Named Persons Provisions In The Draft Children & Young People Bill
Aberlour, along with Action for Children, Barnardo’s and Children 1st, have written about the provisions for named persons and GIRFEC in the draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.
14 Mar 2013
Scotland – The Best Place in the World to Grow Up?
Today (Thursday 14 March) politicians in the Scottish Parliament debate Scotland – the best place to grow up. Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity is highlighting its concerns over the challenges faced by young people leaving care.
19 Feb 2013
Aberlour Urges MSPs To Back Petition
Aberlour Child Care Trust has urged MSPs to act on a petition from the Scottish Youth Parliament to outlaw the use of so called "mosquito" devices which transmit a high frequency sound only heard by young people under the age of 25.