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
With lockdown in place due to COVID-19, there are so many unknowns in front of us. It has been key to look at examples from other countries in order to consider what might happen in Scotland post-lockdown.
With the COVID-19 crisis causing unprecedented disruption to daily life, gaining access to your usual services may well have become extremely difficult. Here, we've put together a list of services and support groups for those in the Bridgeton & Dalmarnock areas. If any of the information in this document is incorrect or you would like anything… Continue reading Local Support and Services: Bridgeton & Dalmarnock
“How do you work in a place-based way when you can’t be in the place?” We've been pondering this question since March. Our Director put this to the team as the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions began to unfold... New approaches to place-based working The last few months have seen life as we all know it change in… Continue reading Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?
Our aim at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland is to find ways of bringing people, partners and services together, in order to tackle the big issues currently making it difficult for children and young people to live happy and healthy lives. The big, big issue at the moment – for everyone - is undoubtedly the outbreak of… Continue reading The Capabilities Approach: ‘A Family of Theories’
Over the last six months, CNS have been working with young people in Clydebank, training them as co-researchers in utilising the Capabilities approach. Here, Victoria Bianchi, our Local Coordinator for Clydebank, reflects on her experiences in the area since December 2019. If I were to sum up my experience at St. Eunan’s Primary School, the… Continue reading Wee Chats & Big Cats: Surveying Clydebank’s Primary Concerns
Expressing opinions in group discussions isn’t always easy, and for many people it can be a bit intimidating. This wasn't the case for the young people from St. Peter the Apostle High School involved in our recent capabilities workshop! Even with researchers recording and facilitating, there was plenty of discussion on the importance of feeling… Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness & Confidence: Clydebank’s Capabilities Co-researchers
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on society. This impact is particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers, particularly those living and working in areas of significant disadvantage. As a response to the urgent needs of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, services and organisations have had to adapt rapidly; putting new… Continue reading COVID-19: Exploring local responses
Here at Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland, we're using a capabilities approach to help young people articulate their goals and aspirations - and to help them recognise the barriers and enablers to achieving these aims. Public services can be key enablers, but it's really important that new ideas are incorporated into their development - otherwise they can… Continue reading 4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe