Read the General Assembly 2012 report.
- Response on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill, September 2010
- Domestic Abuse - read the Church and Society report to the General Assembly 2011
- Find out about the White Ribbon Campaign: Men working to end violence against women
Are you a man and a member of a faith community who would like to contribute to ending violence against women? Are you looking for concrete ways to actually do something effective within your faith community and beyond? We have just the opportunity for you.
The Church of Scotland aims to form two men’s multifaith groups (one specifically for men under the age of 25) who share interest and commitment to the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Our specific goal is to work with these two multifaith groups to create an innovative plan of action within the unique context of faith communities. This is not an awareness raising campaign, but rather a think-tank with the goal of engaged activism that will make a difference in our respective communities.
The first meeting will be organized for early 2012. Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested. We need you to take action.
a RIGHT blether
a RIGHT blether is the Children’s Commissioner’s exciting national consultation to make sure children and young people’s opinions about what is needed to improve and safeguard the quality of their lives are heard and acted upon by key decision makers. The results are in. Read about this consultation and view some video highlights: www.arightblether.co.uk
Growing up in Scotland Today
This report was presented to the General Assembly in 2009 by the Church and Society Council and emphasises the need for the church to work in partnership with politicians and other agencies to inprove conditions for children and young people in Scotland. Topics covered include crime and anti-social behaviour, vulnerable and marginalised children, health, child poverty and exploitation.
- 'Growing up in Scotland Today' report General Assembly 2009
- Read the response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Rights of Young People Bill (December 2011)
Adoption and fostering
Adoption and Fostering are ways in which many can help in the bringing up of children. Naturally this is not to be undertaken lightly but for those who are called to this it is a significant contribution that they can make. Below are some links to help you think about the possibilities and some pointers as to how to start the process.
- British Association for Adoption and Fostering www.baaf.org.uk
- Barnardo's: Fostering and Adoption www.barnardos.org.uk
The Scottish Government issued a consultation papers on 'Forced Marriage: a civil remedy?' at the end of 2008, which you can read at www.scotland.gov.uk.