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Raising Young Scots: Getting to Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 9:30am3:30pm

Category: Conference

This conference examines the challenges of raising healthy, wealthy and wise young Scots, regardless of their background. It considers how families, schools, public institutions and the wider community have interlinked and crucial roles to play in...

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This conference examines the challenges of raising healthy, wealthy and wise young Scots, regardless of their background.

It considers how families, schools, public institutions and the wider community have interlinked and crucial roles to play in providing both the safety nets and the springboards needed to allow all young Scots to develop to their full potential.

The conference will discuss the range of policies in place in education, health and citizenship to support the development of young Scots and will focus on three core areas of potential: sharing best practice, collaborating across organisational and sector boundaries and being led by a 'what works' approach with young Scots.

In every respect, Scotland's success in raising children so that they are healthy, confident, well educated, well protected and ready to take advantage of their innate abilities is critical to building a strong, successful, inclusive Scotland.

What should a 'joined-up' approach to supporting young people across society look like? How can we ensure that a systematic approach also has the flexibility to deliver tailored support? What are the challenges in developing a preventative approach which nurtures positive outcomes and prevents harm rather than reacting to problems after they arise?

The conference will discuss:

Education and AttainmentBreaking Barriers to Attainment: Closing the gapDelivering Continuous Improvement: What's the plan?Health and Well BeingPromoting Positive Physical and Mental HealthTackling Health Inequality Protecting the VulnerableCitizenship and EngagementListening to Young Scottish VoicesGiving Young Scots a Stake in the FutureMaking Engagement and Citizenship Meaningful