Torry Hub: Tell us what you think!

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Aberdeen City Council would like to hear your views on the design proposals for the new Torry Community Hub, as well as what services you think should be on offer there. The Torry Hub, which includes a Primary School, Early Years provision, Community Hub, cafe, library, community space and access to a range of services, […]

Fernielea School earns national online safety award

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Fernielea School has been awarded an internet safety award from national body, Digital Schools Awards Scotland. The city primary school received the Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (CR-IS) which is recognised by Education Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government’s Child Protection Unit and Police Scotland. The report which summarised the […]

Aberdeen City Council to consult with parents and carers over Early Learning and Childcare expansion plans

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Aberdeen City Council will be consulting and engaging with parents, carers and prospective parents over the summer as the city gears up to deliver extended early learning and childcare entitlements. An information document has been produced and distributed by the council’s Early Years’ team to brief and update parents on plans for the city-wide delivery […]

Junior Rangers making their mark at Duthie Park

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A group of youngsters have been making their mark at one of the city’s biggest parks as they’ve been recruited as Junior Rangers. The Lochside Academy pupils have taken on their new role as part of a joint project between the Duthie Park Rangers and Scottish Natural Heritage. This follows on from recommendations by Scotland’s […]

Safeguarding & Protecting Aberdeen’s Children & Young People Training Programme

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*Additional date now available* Introduction to Safeguarding & Protecting Children Tuesday 23rd July 2019   10am – 4.30pm This course explores the continuum of early & preventative support through to child protection action and what this means in practice in relation to GIRFEC and child protection. Topics covered: Describe the concept of Safeguarding within the continuum […]

Early Learning and Childcare Academy launches quality award scheme for North East Scotland

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The Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Academy Scotland has launched a new quality awards scheme recognising good practice in early learning and childcare settings across the North East of Scotland. At the heart of the awards is the need for innovative, collaborative and quality early years services being offered to families in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire […]

Public urged to keep Eyes Open for children at risk

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Everyone in Aberdeen is being encouraged to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays. As Aberdeen City schools prepare to ring the end of term bell for the holidays, a national child protection organisation is urging everyone to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children while school’s out […]