Maree Todd MSP

Maree Todd MSP

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Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport (Previously: Minister for Children and Young People)

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Innovation Awards – Guest Blog from Children’s Minister Maree Todd

6th January 2020

I often tell people that I have the best job in government, and I sincerely believe that I do. I can’t think of anything more important than trying to improve the life chances of our children and young people, and it’s something that I, along with the thousands of people working in the early learning…

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Being a mum is the best job in the world

31st March 2019

Mums are famous for their catchphrases – some days we find ourselves saying the same thing again and again! My own mum is a native Gaelic speaker, and although I don’t have Gaelic myself, when I had children, I rediscovered my ‘mother tongue’. All of the commands and endearments, which mums say a million times…

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Protecting young people’s voices beyond the Year of Young People 2018

8th January 2019

Scotland’s young people made their mark in 2018. A world-first project, Year of Young People (YOYP) saw the volume turned up on the voices of young people, creating more opportunities for them to influence policy and get involved. Grilling the First Minister in a special children and young people’s question time, showcasing their sporting talents…

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Family visitor centre opened at HMP Low Moss

6th December 2017

Yesterday, I opened the new family visitor centre in HMP Low Moss in Bishopbriggs. It is the fourth new centre to have opened at a prison in Scotland this year and will allow the children and families of those in custody an opportunity to relax and play before visiting their loved ones, as well as…

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