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Young carers

Young carers’ views – feeling ok?

“Coping with being a young carer is difficult, yes, but I feel proud that I’m making sure my family are okay”. Young carers share their views with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland.

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Care experienced

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is listening to 1,000 care experienced voices

“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”. Find out why listening to care experienced young people is so important.

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Family in prison

“It’s like I am carrying a giant invisible secret”

How one young person feels about their parent being in prison.

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Money and housing issues

How poverty impacts on learning: biggest ever survey with pupils in Scotland

Your voice: Poverty is a BIG issue for young people.

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Money and housing issues

Interviews about help at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. A youth group from Shelter share their ideas for extra help that might make school easier for them.

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Money and housing issues

About about being homeless

A warm welcome at a new school

These brilliant pics have been made for us by children at Shelter Scotland about their experiences of school.


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Money and housing issues

Know your rights – home life

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Did you know that you have the right to a good enough standard of living?

This is just one of a list of rights you have. Rights are like promises to young people to keep you safe, look after you and treat you fairly. Find out more about your rights from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.


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Money and housing issues

Homeless and struggling with school

If you are homeless or living in poor housing, you might need extra support to help you at school. Here are some of the ways that schools have supported pupils going through the same thing as you:

  • Help with transport so you can get to school on time
  • Money to help your family pay for uniform or school trips
  • Free school lunches
  • Help to settle in if you have to move schools
  • Access to a computer if you don’t have one at home

Your family can contact Shelter Scotland for advice if you’ve got housing issues.