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Insight: the bi-annual publication for Children in Scotland members

Insight is Children in Scotland’s membership publication, providing a space for inspiration, reflection, discussion and sharing of knowledge.

Through a combination of quality features, interviews and comments, Insight:

  • celebrates changemakers across the children’s sector
  • promotes best practice
  • analyses policy
  • brings together diverse perspectives on how to improve children and young people’s lives

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Illustration department of Edinburgh College of Art, creative responses to Insight editorial from undergraduate and postgraduate students are showcased in each issue.

The publication, also available to non-members via digital subscription, is an invaluable tool for the children’s sector workforce, supporting critical thinking and continued professional development.

Insight is a key part of our membership package and is available free to all Children in Scotland members. 

Click here to find out more about membership.  

Not a member? Digital subscriptions are available for £10 per year (2 issues). To register to start a digital subscription, contact Alice Hinds:

Extending access to Insight

In our commitment to supporting professionals and practitioners all across the children’s sector, we have opened access for non-members to previous editions of Insight. 

Editions are made available on this page in PDF format a year after their publication.

Click here to access Issue 1, published November 2021

Click here to access Issue 2, published May 2022

Click here to access Issue 3, published November 2022

Reader feedback

"An excellent production. Right down to the actual feel of the paper copy, it felt high-quality. The organisation of text and images on the page was coherent and accessible. The imagery itself was good, and I liked the partnership with the college students in procuring these. The articles were relevant and well-edited, with a good spread of topics. It’s rare that I read such publications cover to cover, but I did with this one." - Ben Farrugia, Director, Social Work Scotland

"What a cracking job you’ve done of it! I love the use of illustrations throughout. Brilliant range of topics covered and range of reporting styles too. Particularly liked the book review and the detailed policy focus on a live bill. Thanks again for sharing and well done on such a fantastic new format." - Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy, ​Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

"Definitely the kind of magazine you want to sit down with and enjoy over a cuppa!" - Sarah Leary, Communications Manager, Starcatchers 

"I am excited by the content of your magazine and feel it will be a valuable resource for me moving forward, in fact it has already introduced me to projects in my area and beyond that I had no awareness of. I enjoyed the entire magazine and found it easy to read, interesting and informative." - Sharlene Higgins, Individual Member

Latest issue: Issue 5

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Issue 1

Read the launch edition of Insight magazine, published November 2021

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Issue 2

Read the second edition of Insight magazine, published May 2022

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Issue 3

Read the third edition of Insight magazine, published November 2022

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Magazine overview and history

How our magazine tracked the development of the sector, and links to back issues

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