Policy & Research
Children in Scotland’s expert policy and research team plays a vital role in informing legislation affecting children and families across Scotland.
Our aim is to improve outcomes for all children and young people through improving policy and practice.
We undertake a range of work to achieve our goals, including:
- Represent the interests of Children in Scotland and our members in the Scottish Parliament
- Lead on Children in Scotland’s four strategic priority areas
- Oversee a range of focused project work
- Undertake commissioned research and development work
Policy work is guided by Children in Scotland's:
The Policy team responds to government and other consultations; seeks to influence legislation and policy-making; produces a range of member briefings and resources; provides the secretariat to the Cross-Party Group for Children and Young People in the Scottish Parliament, and coordinates Scotland’s Children’s Sector Forum.
We welcome input from our members – please get in touch.