Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Events

Child-friendly Neighbourhoods: webinar resources

How we can create vibrant, safe, sustainable, accessible places where children can thrive, play and prosper is a fundamental focus for Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland. Our upcoming webinar asks how can an inclusive and proactive place-based approach to community wealth-building take better account of the role, needs, spaces and wellbeing of children and young people? It’s… Continue reading Child-friendly Neighbourhoods: webinar resources

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement

Bringing Christmas to communities

This year has been challenging for so many of us. It has been another year of restrictions, disruptions and uncertainties at school, at work, and in our social lives too. Despite these challenges, you don't have to look too hard to find people and organisations who just go above and beyond to support the people… Continue reading Bringing Christmas to communities

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research, Uncategorized

Outdoor spaces: not just for Christmas

Rachel Cowper, Programme Director here at CNS, reflects on how we should focus on enabling our children and young people to spend quality time and gain experiences in their local outdoor spaces. It’s that time of year again when ‘family’ feels more important than ever. We’re coming together to eat, drink and celebrate – and… Continue reading Outdoor spaces: not just for Christmas

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

Improving local greenspaces for children and young people

This week, Dr Claire Bynner and Benjamin Murphy bring us an insight blog exploring why some young people are afraid to spend time in their local greenspaces - and how this can be changed. A growing body of international evidence demonstrates the positive relationship between engagement with greenspace and the wellbeing of children and young… Continue reading Improving local greenspaces for children and young people

Castlemilk, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland

Partnership in Action: Castlemilk Youth Complex

In recent weeks, we’ve been showcasing some of the fantastic partnership work our Local Coordinators undertake across our six children’s neighbourhood sites. So far, we’ve looked at creative place-making in Rigside, support for anti-bullying campaigns in Lanark, as well as collaborative action through litter picks and establishing ‘growing spaces’ in Drumchapel. This week, Sara Vanatta,… Continue reading Partnership in Action: Castlemilk Youth Complex

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Lanark

Empowering Lanark’s young people and raising Esteem

Our Local Coordinator for Lanark, Iain Mulholland, has been working with pupils from Lanark Grammar on a number of different activities in recent months. One particular endeavour gathering momentum right now, however, is the pupils’ contribution to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland. Here, we take a look at what’s been happening in Lanark,… Continue reading Empowering Lanark’s young people and raising Esteem

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

How to make a difference in place-based work with children and young people

Whether conducting research using our Children’s Voice approach, facilitating international dialogue on climate change, or evaluating how local authorities engaged with the third sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - our Research and Evaluation (R&E) team is kept pretty busy here at CNS! Our researchers undertake qualitative and quantitative data collection, while delivering a programme of… Continue reading How to make a difference in place-based work with children and young people

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Lanark

Anti-Bullying Week: ‘One Kind Word’

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation experienced by many over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic has underlined how even small acts of consideration can break down barriers and help bring cheer to those who may have been struggling in our communities and neighbourhoods. Across different parts of the… Continue reading Anti-Bullying Week: ‘One Kind Word’

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

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