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Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank, News

News Release: CNS to host special event during COP26

PRESS RELEASE Children and young people to share their views on tackling climate change during COP26 Children and young people from West Dunbartonshire will showcase outputs from their unique collaborations with counterparts in Chile at a special event held at the University of Glasgow during the COP26 climate change summit.  Pupils from St Eunan’s Primary and… Continue reading News Release: CNS to host special event during COP26

Community engagement, Drumchapel

Growchapel: Plotting healthier futures

With COP26 well underway in Glasgow, global focus has turned to listening and acting in order to realise a safer and healthier future for our planet. This process of collaborative action is central to what we do here at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland. We give children and young people a platform to voice their concerns, and… Continue reading Growchapel: Plotting healthier futures

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Creative place-making: Mapping out Rigside

When we talk about neighbourhoods, we are really talking about ‘places’. Instead of a neighbourhood being one big space that falls under a single name, we like to think about neighbourhoods as somewhere full of ‘places’. Places are geographic locations you specifically remember because of the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and feelings associated with them:… Continue reading Creative place-making: Mapping out Rigside

Concepts, ideas and research, News

The third sector as key workers and strategic collaborators

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 third sector as key workers and strategic collaborators

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Amplifying ‘children’s voices for climate change’ through the capabilities approach

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

Community engagement, News

News Release: Cabinet Secretary Visit to Drumchapel 

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 

Billboard with details of the Keep Drumchapel Tidy campaign
Community engagement, Drumchapel

From Voices to Action: Keep Drumchapel Tidy

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

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Children’s Voice: A research model for youth voice

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

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CNS Vacancies: 2 x Local Coordinator Posts

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

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Events

Hearing Children’s Voices in Policymaking: Lessons for the new Scottish Government policy roundtable

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