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Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement

Emerging from lockdown: Perspectives on ‘easing’ from 5 countries

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.

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement

Local Support and Services: Bridgeton & Dalmarnock

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

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

“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?

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

The Capabilities Approach: ‘A Family of Theories’

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’

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank

Wee Chats & Big Cats: Surveying Clydebank’s Primary Concerns

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

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank

The Pursuit of Happiness & Confidence: Clydebank’s Capabilities Co-researchers

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

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COVID-19: Exploring local responses

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

Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

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

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Community engagement

Rewriting the script: A peek into life with Glasgow’s empowered youth

Since late 2018, we've been supporting Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK), by capturing the learning from the great work they do with children and young people. Here's a look at a recent community project based in Glasgow's East End, which allowed young people to express themselves through engaging with theatre...

Concepts, ideas and research

The school with a heart for community

During a recent work trip to Manchester, members of the Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland team took the opportunity to visit Manchester Communications Academy (MCA), a creative, innovative and inspiring secondary school which has the whole community right at the heart of everything they do. Opened in 2010, and with the words “with you... for you... about… Continue reading The school with a heart for community