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Improving outcomes for children and young people: using research and evidence to make change happen

What works in place-based approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people?

The presentations and discussions examined the potential offered by working collaboratively to reduce childhood poverty at a neighbourhood level.

The attendees also explored how evidence can support change and the best way to collect and present that evidence.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Primary School, one of two local schools playing a major role in the Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Children’s Neighbourhood also came to talk to attendees. The CNScotland researchers Sarah Ward and Maureen McBride explained that the children will carry out the next stage of research by doing a survey of their peers, and Sarah and Maureen will help them analyse the data they have collected.

The seminar drew on findings from two What Works centres – What Works Scotland and the Wales Centre for Public Policy.

Dr Claire Bynner giving her presentation

The programme included presentations from across the UK including:


Download the presentations:

Place-based approaches to tackling poverty – lessons from the What Works centres

Using evidence to inform policy and practice

Evidencing change

Jackie Redpath, from Shankill Children and Young People’s Zone in Belfast, showed this video which was produced as part of the project to help counter dominant narratives about the area.

Tweets from the event

The seminar was held at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art on 30 April 2019.

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