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Our Consultation Work with Children and Young People

We work to ensure participation is at the heart of our projects and shapes our policy positions

School Nurses Review

To inform the Scottish Government review of school nursing across Scotland, Children in Scotland was asked to speak to children and young people to find out how the school service works in their school and what they think could be better. 

The consultation explored the following areas: 

    •    What school nurses do 
    •    What types of issues they help with 
    •    What children might like to know about the school nurse role 
    •    What might stop young people seeking help from the school nurse 
    •    How should school nurse services be accessed.

We spoke to 34 children and young people in schools from P6 to S6, across Perth & Kinross and Dumfries & Galloway. Our sessions used participative and creative methods to allow children to share their thoughts and ideas.

Download the final report

Download the children and young people's report


Children in Scotland Consultation with Children and Young People on Wellbeing 
Last October, the Scottish Government asked Children in Scotland to consult with children and young people to help inform the development of their new 10-year mental health strategy from the perspective of younger aged children. 
We spoke to 49 children, from P3-P7 in two primary schools in Glasgow and Dunoon. We also considered the views of children and young people from other youth led organisations. 
The consultation explored what helps children to feel happy, healthy and safe. The issues they would like help with and the types of support that can help them. Based on what we heard we made a number of recommendations to the Scottish Government.
We also produced for children and young people, Feeling Happy, Healthy and Safe.
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Children’s and Young People’s Voices and Experiences of Bullying and Harassment in Schools
Children in Scotland was asked to provide a report to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee as part of its inquiry into bullying and harassment of children and young people.
The report brings together children’s and young people’s voices and experiences of bullying and harassment in school settings. It explores contexts, barriers to change and perspectives on what would help address concerns.
The study found that children experiencing bullying and harassment in Scottish schools are targeted on the basis of physical appearance, sexuality and identity, and the presence of an additional support.

It was discussed by the parliamentary committee on Thursday 22 June at a session attended by John Swinnet, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
Read the report