Aberlour has children’s rights at the heart of the work we do every day with children, young people and families, we are committed to supporting, promoting and protecting children’s rights. Therefore, we welcome the commitment by the Scottish Government to incorporating the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law.
As Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish Children’s charity, Aberlour supports the introduction of any legislation which is designed to provide greater protection to children, as well as further embed children’s rights within Scotland’s legal framework.
As Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish Children’s charity, Aberlour is greatly encouraged by the Scottish Government’s commitment to further focusing on and developing mental health support and service provision across Scotland, following on from the previous Mental Health Strategy 2012-15.
Aberlour – Scotland’s children’s charity, has been working with vulnerable families who require extra assistance from the state throughout our 140 year history.
As Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish Children’s charity, Aberlour welcomes the Scottish Government’s proposal to increase and extend the provision of funded early learning and childcare (ELC) places available to parents of 3 and 4-year-old, and entitled 2-year-old, children.
As Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish Children’s charity, Aberlour supports all proposals aimed at improving the educational outcomes of Scotland’s children and young people.
As Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish Children’s charity, Aberlour supports any and every attempt to end child poverty. More than one in five children in Scotland currently live in poverty and we believe it is unacceptable that any child in Scotland should experience poverty for any reason
Aberlour is Scotland’s largest solely Scottish children’s charity. Working in over 40 locations across Scotland in fields such as disabilities; residential and foster care for looked after children and parental substance use.
Aberlour has worked both in prisons and in the community to provide support for families affected by parental imprisonment for many years. We have seen, first hand, the impact that parental imprisonment can have on attachment, resilience and life outcomes in children of all ages.
Aberlour’s written stage 1 evidence to the Health and Sport committee of the Scottish Parliament in respect of the Carers Scotland Bill