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
This week marked a whole year since we entered a national ‘lockdown’ for the very first time. The emergency restrictions placed on our everyday lives in response to coronavirus have seen working from home, social distancing and wearing a mask become part of our ‘new normal’. While limiting the spread of the virus – these… Continue reading Lockdown legacies: Let’s stop the spread of inequality
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
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.