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

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

Community engagement, Drumchapel

Growchapel: Plotting healthier futures

With COP26 well underway in Glasgow, global focus has turned to listening and acting in order to realise a safer and healthier future for our planet. This process of collaborative action is central to what we do here at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland. We give children and young people a platform to voice their concerns, and… Continue reading Growchapel: Plotting healthier futures

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

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

Local Support and Services: Bridgeton & Dalmarnock

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

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