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Police Service of Scotland - Inspiring Scotland

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Police Service of Scotland

A collaborative project across Edinburgh involving police officers, working alongside inspirational Peer Mentors and TYLAC volunteers, who use their lived experience of the criminal justice system, trauma, and adversity to make a real difference to the lives of young people. The team use their unique skillset to engage and work with vulnerable young-people aged 16–24 years old, and to provide a level of support which assists them to break the cycle of criminality and re-offending and to reducing the level of risk taking behaviour in their lives at that time. Through positive mentoring, empowerment and working in partnership with a range of organisations, these young people are supported and encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes, rebuild relationships and pick up their shattered lives and ultimately improve their outcomes.

Thrive Outdoors launches new website
12.02.2024

Thrive Outdoors launches new website

The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childminders

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Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference
09.02.2024

Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference

We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024.   This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that many

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The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations
07.02.2024

The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations

The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out…    In my

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