Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum
The Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum brings together sector leaders to discuss issues of strategic importance for the children’s sector and takes a pro-active and evidence-based approach to improving children’s lives at a national level.
“The Forum offers opportunities to engage with Ministers and other speakers; to debate key issues with colleagues; to shape joint responses; and, at times, to influence Scottish Government thinking on future policy, legislation, or funding.” – former Forum member
A former Forum member shares their first-hand experience of participating in the Forum.
Who are the members of the Forum?
The Forum membership is made up of Children in Scotland members who hold senior positions within the children’s sector and meets at least four times a year. Children in Scotland co-ordinate the forum and hold the secretariat and meetings are chaired by Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive Officer.
We have created an information document that provides a list of the current Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Members 2024 – 2026.
The key topics and discussions from each Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum meeting will be shared in a summary document which will be accessible via this page.
Since the 2021 elections, the Forum has been working on four priority areas which inform their focus, with lead member(s) assigned to each area:
- Reducing Child Poverty
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Outcomes Budgeting
- Family Support