Collaborative project offers support for families involved in justice system

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An innovative project aimed at improving support for the families of people involved in the justice system in Aberdeen will be launched this week. Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) has brought together three third sector organisations to offer important advice and information for families with relatives who are caught up in the criminal justice system. Families […]

Children’s Union Street shop designs go on public display

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An exhibition of Union Street shop designs drawn up by school children opened today at the Aberdeen Arts Centre. The project was run as part of the Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which is supported by Aberdeen City Council, Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeen Inspired. Nearly 400 youngsters from six primary schools – Albyn, Heathryburn, […]

Status of Young Women in Scotland 2018

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The Young Women’s Movement are excited to announce that together with The Lines Between they have started to work on their Status of Young Women in Scotland 2018. The Status of Young Women in Scotland report presents a diverse snapshot of the issues affecting Scotland’s young women today, and this year it focuses on political engagement, representation, and activism! […]

Celebration held for Union Street schools project

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Nearly 400 school children gathered at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen to celebrate the success of a project that saw pupils designing their ideal shop for Union Street, the city’s iconic thoroughfare. Youngsters from six primary schools – Albyn, Heathryburn, Kittybrewster, Middleton Park, Robert Gordon’s College and Skene Square – were guided by experts from The Scott […]

Plans to extend employability support programme

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An employability support programme that has guided hundreds of people from Aberdeen on the journey to a job could be extended for another four years. Progress through Positive Partnerships, which is led by Aberdeen City Council’s City Growth team and delivered in conjunction with third, public and private sector partners, was formally launched in August […]

City Council invests in therapeutic approach to helping children and young people

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Seventy staff and care workers in Aberdeen City Council’s children’s services workforce are undergoing new training in therapeutic interventions to help children and young people as part of a £100k funding boost. The workers are been taking part in Theraplay skills training which will better develop skills across the service in helping engage with city […]

Aberdeen City Council children’s services team scoops first prize at prestigious national awards

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Aberdeen City Council’s Integrated Children’s Services Partnership team was this week named Top Team in Scotland in the national Quality Improve Awards 2018. The Awards celebrate the collaborative work carried out by schools, health visitors, doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers, family services and anyone working to improve services for children across Scotland. The Aberdeen team […]

Employability support project to launch in Seaton

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A pilot project aimed at taking employability support into communities launches in Seaton this week. The Progress Through Positive Partnerships sessions, delivered in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council’s localities teams and a range of third, public and private sector partners, will deliver a range of workshop sessions and drop-in support over an eight-week trial period. […]