As Scotland emerges from its latest round of COVID-19 restrictions, attention is on looking forward, and planning routes to recovery. In order to plan well, it’s important to look back, too. There's much to learn from how the Coronavirus pandemic actually unfolded and how local services responded. This can help us better prepare for future… Continue reading The local third sector – key workers of the future?
Teachers and researchers are working with primary and secondary age children and young people in Chile and Scotland to ensure their voices are heard by decision makers at this year’s COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow in November. In the build-up to COP26, Children’s Neighborhoods Scotland (CNS) at the University of Glasgow is using the… Continue reading Amplifying ‘children’s voices for climate change’ through the capabilities approach
PRESS RELEASE Children and young people to share their views on tackling inequality Local children and young people from Drumchapel will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas on how their neighbourhood can be made a better place to grow up and thrive. Members of the G15 Youth Project and pupils from Langfaulds Primary School, who have been collaborating as… Continue reading News Release: Cabinet Secretary Visit to Drumchapel
Our Local Coordinators are key to our place based approach, helping to solve some of the concerns that local children and young people raise during both formal research workshops, and our informal conversations we have in the communities we work within. Learning from Capabilities In anticipation of the formal capabilities research work, Iain Corbett, our… Continue reading From Voices to Action: Keep Drumchapel Tidy
At CNS, we spent the first months of our research period developing a capabilities-based research model for our work with children and young people. The ‘Children’s Voice’ model supports young people in exploring how they define wellbeing - and what helps or hinders them to achieve it. It’s important that our model is fun, accessible and stimulating for… Continue reading Children’s Voice: A research model for youth voice
Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS), is recruiting two new Local Coordinators. CNS is a distinctive community-based approach to improving outcomes for all children and young people in neighbourhoods with high levels of poverty. It is supported by commitments made within the Scottish Government's Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan; Every Child, Every Chance: Tackling child poverty delivery… Continue reading CNS Vacancies: 2 x Local Coordinator Posts
Dr Jenny Wood (A Place in Childhood) and Dr Maureen McBride of Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (University of Glasgow) Last month (4th May 2021), Policy Scotland convened a roundtable with the aim of bringing together policymakers and researchers who work with and for children and young people, both in and beyond child-focused services. The hope was… Continue reading Hearing Children’s Voices in Policymaking: Lessons for the new Scottish Government policy roundtable
This week marked a whole year since we entered a national ‘lockdown’ for the very first time. The emergency restrictions placed on our everyday lives in response to coronavirus have seen working from home, social distancing and wearing a mask become part of our ‘new normal’. While limiting the spread of the virus – these… Continue reading Lockdown legacies: Let’s stop the spread of inequality
Professor Chris Chapman (Principal Investigator, CNS), and Dr Sarah Weakley (Research Associate, CNS) recently contributed a blog to the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) website. On the topic of schools re-opening, Professor Chapman and Dr Weakley discussed Scotland's phased-return approach, set to commence on Monday 22 February. This will see in-person learning restart for 'early… Continue reading Reflections from Scotland: What’s the best way to reopen schools safely?
Moving from vulnerability to resilience in the COVID-19 recovery phase: a review of resilience-building for children, young people and families The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been widespread and felt most keenly by groups and communities often deemed to be ‘vulnerable’. This has been particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers living and… Continue reading New Report: Resilience-building in the COVID-19 recovery phase