FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace

2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do to … Continue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace

Equality News Update: The Herald: Racist behaviour by teachers in schools ‘not being reported’

Racist behaviour by staff in Scottish schools is going unreported, according to the country's national teaching watchdog. New figures from the General Teaching Council for Scotland show it only received one report of racist behaviour by a teacher in the past five years, despite growing concern over the issue.

#YOYP Equality Collective – Your Space

Following on from the #YOYP Equality Collective Planning Meeting, we are holding an information and consultation event for young people to work together and shape a space for ALL young people to be themselves. The space would allow young people to get advice, support and guidance about the things that matter to them without fear … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective – Your Space

#YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament

Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament.  Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event. The discussions covered … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament

Equality News Update: iNews: Schoolboy with learning difficulties taunted and beaten while kids film the ordeal for Instagram

Shocking footage has emerged online of a young schoolboy with learning difficulties being goaded into fighting a fellow student. At one point in the sickening video the lad is heard to gasp that he can barely breathe, as he grapples on the ground with a fellow 12-year-old student from Edinburgh’s Leith Academy.

Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

Big shout out to the members of People First (Scotland) Fife Community Group who have spent time working with us on how to make more use of the Equality Act 2010 (click here for a copy of the initial workshop booklet). We are working on co-designing a toolkit to make it easier for more people to … Continue reading Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog

We were really impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of participants of our #YOYP Equality Conference on Thursday 8 November 2018. Introducing FCE We started off dropping our labels by being Human Pizzas (click here to find out more) and then we got stuck in more serious discussions around equality and privilege. Pizza game Young people … Continue reading FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog