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Youth Volunteering Motion, 18/04/06 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 18 April 2006 by Christine May (Lab) supporting youth volunteering.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award debate, 29/03/06 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 29 March 2006 MSPs debated a motion on the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. MSPs recognised the contribution that the award makes to young people's lives in terms of skills development, personal and social development, and employability.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Motion, 08/03/06 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 8 March 2006 by Karen Whitefield (Lab) regarding the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and its benefits to young people.

Project Scotland Written Answer, 23/10/06 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Linda Fabiani's (SNP) question asking about the progress of Project Scotland.

Launch of Scotland Reads, 17/01/06 [S]
Scotland Reads, an initiative involving young volunteers working with school children to encourage reading, was launched on 17 January 2006.

ChildLine to join NSPCC, 22/11/05 [W/E/NI/S]
ChildLine will become part of the NSPCC from early 2006. This is intended to enable ChildLine to answer more calls. The name and telephone number will remain the same, as will the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline for those with concerns about the welfare of a child.

NCH Scotland Motion, 07/12/05 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 7 December 2005 by Marilyn Livingstone (Lab) congratulating NCH Scotland on its 50th anniversary.

2005 Pre-Budget Report and Support for parents: the best start for children 5/12/05 [E/NI/S/W]
In the Pre-Budget Report 2005 and Support for parents: the best start for children, HM Treasury and the Department for Education and Skills set out what has been done since 1997 to improve the outcomes for all children and young people. However, the report states that there is still disparity in achievement between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and the rest, and the Government sets out future measures to close this gap.

Children's Hospice Week Motion, 20/09/05 [S]
Motion laid before the Scottish Parliament on 20 September 2005 calling on recognition of the work of CHAS who provide children's hospice services in Scotland.

Robin House Motion, 29/08/05 [S]
Motion lodged before Parliament on 29 August 2005 congratulating the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) on the opening of Robin House in Balloch for children and their families. The motion also calls on the Scottish Executive to assist where possible in providing funding to secure the future of this hospice.