Engage Daily Update - 01 September
Engage Daily Update - 01 September

Engage Daily Update - 01 September


Support for Individuals

RAMH - What's On - September 2021


Support for Organisations

1.5° FILMS
Free Online Workshops Open for Registrations

The Online Workshops are running from 06 of September 2021 for organisations to train representative members or volunteers in their team and South West Media Factory is involved to deliver a Workshop representing Dumfries and Borders. We offer £200 paid bursary for accessibility and to support their time attending to learn and teach filmmaking or animation using mobile phones/tablets and if they wish to, they can make a 90 second film about climate change to submit to our film challenge working with your groups! This project is supported by Keep Scotland Beautiful and Screen Scotland and delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and training of your staff members or volunteers and allows organisations to create visual content.

Please the full dates across Scotland and a link to the project page here 

Registration form: - You can sign-up for any Dates are on this form.

Our Film Challenge launches nationwide in Scotland on the 1st September with selection of films entering COP-26 events, you can find us by searching @filmaccess_scot on social media channels.


Includem Research


Scottish children, young people and families charity – includem - has today released new research into the school experience over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Includem’s new report calls for schools to be underpinned by a children’s rights perspective to ensure that children and young people can have their voices heard, increased provision of whole family support to ‘bridge the gap’ between home and school, and the expansion of restorative practices to both build positive relationships and help young people feel they can put mistakes behind them. 
Key findings include:

  • Home learning negatively impacted children and young people’s enjoyment of school, confidence in completing their homework, interest in learning, and the level to which they felt supported – however, experiences of school were more positive on the second ‘return’ to school than pre-covid
  • Children and young people want to be heard and respected. They told us they need
    • More opportunities to shape how and what they learn
    • To be judged on the ‘here and now’ rather than on past behaviour
    • For school staff to get to know them better and build positive relationships
  • Family support can help ‘bridge the gap’ between home and school – helping children and young people engage more fully in their education in a way that works for them

  The full report can be accessed here



The Scottish Government is recruiting for a new Chair for the Accounts Commission. The new Chair will bring a passion for public service and improving how councils and other public bodies address the challenges facing Scotland, to benefit people’s lives and the communities in which they live.
The Accounts Commission is the public body which oversees the performance and spending within Scotland’s 32 councils, 30 Integration Joint Boards and other local government joint boards.  The Commission plays a significant role in Scottish public life, helping ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. It is responsible for the audit of all local authorities in Scotland, operating impartially and independently from the Scottish Government.
Detailed information about the role is available on the Scottish Government’s website. Further information about the role is also available on our website.

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