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Children and Young People’s rights celebrated at Aberlour Jamboree

2
Sep
2019

More than forty young people from across Aberlour services have spent a soggy yet hugely enjoyable weekend away in rural Perthshire for the annual Aberlour Jamboree. For many, it was their first chance to leave their hometown and enjoy a holiday. This annual event is designed and planned over several months by Aberlour young people … Continued

Health Minister visits Aberlour Perinatal Mental Health befriending service

30
Aug
2019

New mums at risk of poor mental health will be given access to increased support including counselling and befriending services. The rollout is part of a £50 million Scottish Government investment in mental health services for new mums, babies and young children announced by the First Minister earlier this year. An initial £1 million will … Continued

Together members call for ‘gold standard’ model of UNCRC incorporation

27
Aug
2019

“As an organisation that has children’s rights at the heart of the work we do every day with children, young people and families, Aberlour is committed to supporting, promoting and protecting children’s rights. We welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to legislating to incorporate the UNCRC and believe the only way to do this, to ensure … Continued

Is it possible to put love at the heart of the state care system?

26
Aug
2019

On Sunday, 25th August 2019, our Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly and Rosie Moore, Co-Chair of the Care Review Love Group, joined Sally Magnusson on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss the need for love in the care system. This is something which Aberlour has been championing in our own residential homes. SallyAnn commented: “I encourage our … Continued

Charity offers free places to Edinburgh Kiltwalkers

19
Aug
2019

With just over a month to go until Edinburgh’s Kiltwalk, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them. Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity working in Edinburgh and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who sign up … Continued

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Over 1,500 Aberdeen locals help charity celebrate National Playday 2019

14
Aug
2019

Last week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) the Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, celebrated National Playday in style with over 1,500 visitors at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. This year’s event focused on the Playday 2019 theme – Play Builds Children – highlighting the many ways play is good for … Continued

National Playday 2019, Aberdeen Play Forum

Glasgow Kids Excel At Tinto Sports Club

12
Aug
2019

Summer holidays can be a stressful time for families with children complaining of boredom. At its extreme, some communities can be plagued by a rise in anti-social behaviour. To counteract this, children in Glasgow have been enjoying a free holiday sports club thanks to one charity. The Tinto summer sports club, run by Aberlour Child … Continued

Brian & Dylan, Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Tinto Sports Club

Play in the Park: Aberdeen kids set to enjoy bumper fun day

1
Aug
2019

Next week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, host their largest of event of the year for local children in celebration of every child’s right to play. Playday is a national event, now in its 32nd year, which takes place across the UK to … Continued

Aberdeen Play Forum, National Playday

Govan Youngsters Serve Up a Treat for Local Residents

29
Jul
2019

Elderly residents in Govan were treated to a special afternoon by local teenagers. The spectacular event which brought together young and old was organised by Aberlour Child Care Trust and local housing associations. Recently Aberlour Child Care Trust enabled the young people supported by their Family Support Service in Glasgow to host an intergenerational afternoon … Continued

Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Govan Afternoon Tea

Blog: The School Holidays Are A Struggle For Many Of Scotland’s Families

18
Jul
2019

The school summer holidays are well underway in Scotland, however, for many families across the country this can be far from a sun-and-fun filled 6 weeks of blissful family time. Many of the families we support up and down the country live within fine margins between managing their income and struggling financially. The school summer … Continued

Liz Nolan of Aberlour

Charity offers free places to Dundee Kiltwalkers

18
Jul
2019

With just over a month to go until Dundee’s Kiltwalk, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them. Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity working in Dundee and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who sign up … Continued

The Kilwalk Dundee, Aberlour Options -Dundee

Aberlour Futures marks 25 years of training early learning and childcare workers for today and for the future

28
Jun
2019

Scotland’s largest children’s charity, Aberlour Child Care Trust is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Aberlour Futures service in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Aberlour Futures is an SQA accredited training and assessment centre delivering vocational qualifications and training for the early learning and childcare workforce in Aberdeen City & Shire. Since launching in 1994, Aberlour … Continued

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The Weir Family Foundation Ball

27
Jun
2019

Aberlour is thrilled to be chosen as the beneficiary of a black-tie charity ball that will take place in the autumn of this year. The ball is being organised by The Weir Family Foundation who are long-standing supporters of Aberlour. Whether you are looking for an exclusive way to entertain clients or a special night … Continued

Are ACEs overplayed?

25
Jun
2019

Is our understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) too narrow, or does it offer potential for real societal change? That’s the question being debated by Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly and developmental psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk in this month’s Children in Scotland Magazine. Download the full article from Children in Scotland magazine, reproduced with grateful thanks. Adverse … Continued

Kids can’t wait for new income supplement, civil society tells First Minister

24
Jun
2019

70 leaders and organisations from across Scottish society have joined together to call on the First Minister to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty. Poverty campaigners, faith leaders, academics, children’s charities, trade unions, women’s groups and industry bodies have today written a joint letter to the First Minister … Continued