Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) operated between 2018 and 2022 and focused on supporting efforts to reduce poverty and increase participation within communities, strengthening the voices and priorities of children and young people, and supporting partnerships and collaboration between organisations and services to enable change.

Based in the University of Glasgow – and in partnership with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health – CNS was a place-based programme working to improve outcomes for all children and young people living in neighbourhoods with high levels of poverty.

Six CNS sites were established. CNS worked in the urban communities of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Castlemilk and Drumchapel in Glasgow city, Radnor Park in Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire, and the rural community of Rigside, and the small town of Lanark in South Lanarkshire.

The first CNS site in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock was officially launched in March 2018. Our second site in Clydebank commenced in September 2019, and in October 2020, the CNS sites in Castlemilk, Drumchapel, Rigside and Lanark were established.

Read more about CNS vision, mission and values here.