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
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...
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
On April 30th, Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland (CNS) hosted an exciting seminar on Improving Outcomes for Children and Young People: Using Research and Evidence to Make Change Happen at St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow. The seminar aimed to create a space where practice and learning could be shared, alongside the challenges… Continue reading Sharing learning and practice from across the UK to improve outcomes for children and young people
Local children in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock told us overwhelmingly about the importance of playing, and safe play places. Through conversation and art activities in schools, children and young people told us about their dissatisfaction and unhappiness with the places available for them to play. We're committed to ensuring the voices of children and families inform… Continue reading Children’s Neighbourhoods Walkabouts
Get the presentations from this CNScotland seminar which examined the potential offered by working collaboratively to reduce childhood poverty at a neighbourhood level.
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland is seeking dynamic organisations or partnerships of organisations, to deliver the local implementation of CNS in a number of neighbourhoods across Scotland.
How Children’s Neighbourhoods is now working with a range of players, locally, regionally and nationally, to generate a coherent response in services to ensure that all resources are pulling in the same direction.