Concepts, ideas and research, Events

CNS Webinar: Follow-up

Back in February, we hosted a webinar asking delegates to consider the ways in which an inclusive and proactive place-based approach to community wealth-building can take better account of the role, needs, spaces and wellbeing of children and young people. There were presentations from colleagues across the CNS team, exploring work carried out across our… Continue reading CNS Webinar: Follow-up

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, Concepts, ideas and research

How to make a difference in place-based work with children and young people

Whether conducting research using our Children’s Voice approach, facilitating international dialogue on climate change, or evaluating how local authorities engaged with the third sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - our Research and Evaluation (R&E) team is kept pretty busy here at CNS! Our researchers undertake qualitative and quantitative data collection, while delivering a programme of… Continue reading How to make a difference in place-based work with children and young people

Concepts, ideas and research, News

The third sector as key workers and strategic collaborators

As Scotland emerges from its latest round of COVID-19 restrictions, attention is on looking forward, and planning routes to recovery. In order to plan well, it’s important to look back, too.   There's much to learn from how the Coronavirus pandemic actually unfolded and how local services responded. This can help us better prepare for future… Continue reading The third sector as key workers and strategic collaborators