Billboard with details of the Keep Drumchapel Tidy campaign
Community engagement, Drumchapel

From Voices to Action: Keep Drumchapel Tidy

Our Local Coordinators are key to our place based approach, helping to solve some of the concerns that local children and young people raise during both formal research workshops, and our informal conversations we have in the communities we work within. Learning from Capabilities In anticipation of the formal capabilities research work, Iain Corbett, our… Continue reading From Voices to Action: Keep Drumchapel Tidy

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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

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

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

“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?

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

The Capabilities Approach: ‘A Family of Theories’

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’

Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

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

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Community engagement

Rewriting the script: A peek into life with Glasgow’s empowered youth

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...

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement

Children’s Neighbourhoods Walkabouts

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