Category Archives: Parent Information: News

20 Minute Neighbourhood Gorgie Dalry

20 Minute neighbourhoods is a scheme to reimagine this neighbourhood for the people who live here. The first chats are taking place today and Saturday by the brewery workers statues in the afternoons.

Full details in this flyer.


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Children in Scotland Alcohol Advertising Consultation

Children in Scotland has an exciting new project opportunity for children and young people to be involved in.   

The Scottish Government is asking for everyone’s views on how alcohol is advertised in Scotland. They want to make changes to how this currently works so they can improve people’s health and wellbeing. The Scottish Government is particularly keen to hear about what children and young people think so they have asked us to help gather their views and ideas.  

If you are:  

  • Aged between 8 – 18  
  • Passionate about the views of children and young people being included in areas that impact on them  
  • Interested in being part of an interesting project and working together with other young people  

…then we would love to hear from you!

The project will start in January 2023. We will have 5 online meetings between 12 January and 2 March. Each of these meetings will take place on Thursday evenings between 4.30-6.30pm.     

If you have any questions or would like to be involved in the project, then please contact Parisa on pshirazi@childreninscotland.org.uk.  

We do not expect anyone applying to know a great deal about this issue, David and Parisa (our friendly staff who will be running the sessions) will make sure that everyone has the information they need to be part of the discussions.  


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Befriending

Linknet mentoring is currently recruiting Befrienders Volunteers and befriendees to join the current befriending program under a new development officer. 

“We aim mainly to aid Befriendees from ethnic minorities and immigrants and refugee communities- although everyone is welcomed- who suffer from isolation, loneliness and lack of English skills

Along the way, befrienders can develop their career skills and give something back to the community. 

You will find two attached flyers for the program and thank you in advance for aiding us broadening our reach. we are looking forward to hearing from you.”


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School Closure: Industrial Action

Please read the below letter regarding proposed industrial action next Thusrday 24th November.


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Hearts “The Nights are Fair Drawin’ In” Winter Support and Advice Event

There is an event to help people with the cost of living crisis occuring soon. Details in the pdf below.


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Financial Support Webpage For Families and Individuals

This link below is a city wide financial support web page, for families and individuals, It is a live site and updated regularly.

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Connect Project

One Parent Families Scotland and LINKnet are starting a new block of our exciting Connect Project. This is for any mother from a minority ethnic background, with a child of mixed heritage or who is new to Scotland. Our weekly group is a great chance for mums to consider how to better look after their mental health and wellbeing while connecting with new people. Additionally, the 1:1 mentoring on offer can support women in building up confidence socially or in progressing to employment or education.  Feel free to get in touch if you would like any more information.

The OPFS Edinburgh Team


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