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Current projects

Children in Scotland’s policy team is currently working on a range of diverse thematic projects.

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CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East

Good quality, flexible, affordable childcare services can help to mitigate the impacts of deprivation and build foundations and resilience that support children for life. For many communities in...Read more

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education (EASNIE) (2012-)

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education (EASNIE) is an independent organisation that acts as a platform for collaboration for the Ministries of Education in member countries...Read more


Children in Scotland is working in partnership with Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) on the development of the excite.ED project. The project aims to find out the opinions of children...Read more

Getting it Right for Every Child Teacher Toolkit

This work is informed by the views of children and young people, about how they would like to learn about wellbeing, expressed during the GetLive! event and follow-up event. The toolkit will include...Read more

Evaluation of the Diana Children's Nurse Service

Since early 2014, Diana Fund resources have been utilised to employ three Diana Children’s Nurses, employed and managed by CHAS. The three DCNs have a regional focus, with individual nurses located...Read more

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Alternative Future

Alternative Future is an innovative project aimed at improving the lives and life chances of young people who have experienced violence. It is being delivered by a partnership of organisations across...Read more

Food, Families, Futures

Children in Scotland is leading an innovative project to address a major social issue: food poverty and its links with wellbeing, learning and attainment. The main aims of the three-year partnership...Read more

Community Hubs on Self-directed Support

Children in Scotland is working with communities in Perth and Kinross and in Moray to co-produce community hubs of information on Self-directed Support which provide guidance along with personalised information for children and young people, their families and carers.Read more

Making Space 2016

The competition is now closed. Shortlisted submissions under each category will be announced soon. Entries will be judged by a panel of architects, and by children and young people themselves...Read more

Year of Young People 2018

8 September 2016 Themes for 2018 Year of Young People announced In July 2015, the Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot to work with...Read more

Our work supporting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

There have, undoubtedly, been advances in the way children and young people are treated and viewed, although it is widely recognised that there is still much work to be done and we continue to call...Read more

Beyond4Walls - community peer research with young people

Beyond4Walls (B4W) won the 2016 UK Housing Excellence Award (HEA) for youth engagement. T hroughout 2014/15 the Beyond4Walls (B4W) youth peer research project - run in partnership between Children in Scotland and the Poverty Alliance, commissioned by Wheatley Group - involved a group of young people aged 14-21 from across Glasgow coming together to discuss and explore housing, economic and community issues in Scotland.Read more

Leaders of Learning - A Curriculum for Excellence Project

Leaders of Learning is underpinned by a rights-based approach, ensuring that there is a clear connection between children and young people’s entitlements and the lived experience of rights as...Read more

BeXcellent - a Curriculum for Excellence project

The ‘BeXcellent’ project has involved a team of children and young people creating and managing a website for other young people, to share their experiences of learning through Curriculum for Excellence.Read more

Parent Participation project - for Scotland’s Disabled Children (fSDC)

This project aims to give parent carers of disabled children in Scotland an increased opportunity to inform the development of the relevant legislation and policy and to drive the continual improvement of services at both national and local levels.Read more

Access All Areas- Pupil Audit

The pupil audit is a classroom-based programme of activity that can be incorporated into the school curriculum. The programme allows pupils to identify what they believe are the most important issues within their school.Read more

Making the Gender Equality Real for Children, Fathers and Families

‘Making the Gender Equality Real for Children, Fathers and Families' continues our work on gender equality and fathers. The project has been funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit until 2015.Read more