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

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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

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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

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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

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New Report: Resilience-building in the COVID-19 recovery phase

Moving from vulnerability to resilience in the COVID-19 recovery phase: a review of resilience-building for children, young people and families The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been widespread and felt most keenly by groups and communities often deemed to be ‘vulnerable’. This has been particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers living and… Continue reading New Report: Resilience-building in the COVID-19 recovery phase

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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