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A Festive Message from Stand Up For Siblings

A Festive Message from Stand Up For Siblings

The Stand Up For Siblings partners would like to offer best wishes in this festive season to all of our allies in the fight to protect the rights of brothers and sisters involved with the care system. We would also like to express our gratitude for your support...

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Stand Up For Siblings award success

Stand Up For Siblings award success

Stand Up For Siblings has won the prestigious Herald Society Partnership Award. Fourteen representatives from the multi-agency partnership attended the award ceremony in Glasgow on Wednesday evening. Stand Up For Siblings joined 250 guests to celebrate the 12th annual...

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SUFS shortlisted for award

SUFS shortlisted for award

Stand Up for Siblings is delighted to be shortlisted for the Herald Society Awards 2019. The movement is a finalist in the Partnership category. The award ceremony takes place on Wednesday, November 6 2019 in Glasgow. Dr Chris Jones who co-ordinates SUFS said: “It is...

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Kinship Care report

Kinship Care report

A new report has been published by the Family Rights Group on Kinship Care. In it, they report that around 70% of the kinship children included in their study have a sibling or half sibling who is not living with them. Around a third of these are placed elsewhere in...

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Call for views on Children (Scotland) Bill

Call for views on Children (Scotland) Bill

The Justice Committee has launched a call for views on the Children (Scotland) Bill. Stand Up For Siblings will be making a submission. You can find out more here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 November 2019. In the meantime, Stand Up For Siblings has...

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Beyond Together or Apart

Beyond Together or Apart

Booking is now open for a seminar 'Beyond Together or Apart - making plans for siblings in care’. The seminar, organised by the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland, will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Jurys Inn, Glasgow.The seminar will give...

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STAR celebrates

STAR celebrates

STAR is the only specialist service in Scotland offering support with contact for brothers and sisters in care. Today it celebrates its sixth birthday. Stand Up For Siblings are proud to have STAR as a partner organisation and would like to wish everyone at STAR much...

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Ministerial announcement – update

Ministerial announcement – update

Further to the announcement made by the Minister for Children and Young People on the first anniversary for Stand Up For Siblings, more information has become available. The Minister responded to a Parliamentary Question from MSP Kezia Dugdale. You can see the...

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Response to Ministerial announcement

Response to Ministerial announcement

Stand Up For Siblings has welcomed the announcement made by the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, today.Earlier today the Minister announced that there are plans to make improvements to the law for brothers and sisters who are in the care system....

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Resources for Professionals

Resources for Professionals

A number of new resources have been added to the Professionals section of our website, under 'Further reading and resources'. Click here to read the latest publications. If you have any items you would like added to this section, then please get in touch. You can...

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