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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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My Say:

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.


My Say:

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.


My Say:

Money and housing issues

Homeless and struggling with school

If you’re homeless or living in bad housing, you might need help at school because of…

  • Finding it hard to get there on time
  • Having enough money for things needed at school
  • Changing schools and having to make new friends
  • Not having a quiet place to do homework
  • Not having access to a computer
  • Feeling tired because you’ve got to share a bed

Your school can decide with you what support might help.

Your family can contact Shelter Scotland for housing advice.