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Funded childcare extended, 24/06/15 [S]
Around 20,000 two year olds are now eligible for funded early learning and childcare, parents and carers have been reminded to take up a place for their child.

New action on jobs, 24/06/15 [S]
A new employer recruitment incentive, backed by up to £10m funding from the Scottish Government, will aim to help over two thousand young people into work.

First Minister appoints poverty adviser, 23/06/15 [S]
The Scottish Governmentís efforts to alleviate poverty and tackle inequality will be subject to independent scrutiny by a new adviser, appointed today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Meningitis B added to routine vaccinations, 21/06/15 [S]
The Scottish Government has announced that from 1 September, the meningitis B vaccine will be introduced to the routine childhood vaccination programme in Scotland.

Closing the gap, 21/06/15 [S]
New figures released this week show the attainment of looked after young people at school has significantly improved over the last three years.

Breastfeeding Awareness Week, 20/06/15 [S]
Breastfeeding Awareness Week gets underway on Sunday with the announcement of the first Scottish Infant Feeding Survey.

Supporting STEM teaching, 18/06/15 [S]
A grant to support the development of teachers delivering science and technology subjects has been awarded by the Scottish Government.

16 and 17 year olds get the vote, 18/06/15 [S]
The voting age for Scottish Parliament and local government elections will be lowered from spring 2016.

New youth justice strategy announced, 17/06/15 [S]
Scotlandís new strategy to prevent children and young people from offending has been announced by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson as latest figures show the number of under 18s in custody has reduced by 70%.

More school leavers in positive destinations, 17/06/15 [S]
A record percentage of young people are in work, education or training after leaving school, according to official figures published today.