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After the vote, a chance for councillors to deliver on our election calls

Following the results of the local council elections, Children in Scotland has called on all new and returning councillors to put children, young people and families at the heart of all local decision-making.

Children in Scotland Head of Policy Amy Woodhouse said:

"We congratulate and look forward to building a strong relationship with all elected councillors following today’s results."

"We are delighted that the majority of priorities and actions we believe could improve the lives of children and young people locally were incorporated into the main parties’ manifestos and discussed on the campaign trail.

"We will be pushing at local level, with the backing of our membership and wider children's sector network, for our recommendations to be taken forward." 

Prior to the election we made a series of recommendations for candidates in the council election to consider, including:

  • Ensuring all families receive the benefits and support they are entitled to
  • Supporting early years development
  • Prioritising early learning and childcare, and
  • Protecting services which facilitate good mental health amongst our young people. 

Read our full set of calls

Read our briefing about the party’s local election manifestos