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Our unique position in the children’s sector means we can influence people and organisations that make important contributions to the lives of children and families in Scotland.

Key to our strength in engagement and influencing work are:

  • The evidence gathered through our work
  • Children’s and families’ opinions and experiences
  • Our members’ views
  • Our partnerships across the whole of the children’s sector, and
  • Our relationships with local and national government.

All our work and relationships, and the evidence we draw from our network, help inform the policy positions we take.

It also allows us to identify our key priorities, which work towards our vision of all children in Scotland having an equal chance to flourish.

We are involved in a range of activity with the aim of influencing practice and creating positive change for children.

There are many different ways you can get involved in our influencing work, and in our work more widely.

Members' forums

Get connected, informed and inspired as part of our network dedicated to improving children’s lives.

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Consultation Responses & Calls for Evidence

Our members' expertise informs positions we take on child policy and legislation

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2021-2026 Manifesto

Our Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and legislation we believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and their families. It contains 10 themes and 33 calls.

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25 Calls campaign

Find out more about the 25 Calls campaign, view press coverage and read further responses.

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Our connections

We bring together knowledge, skills and experience from across the children’s sector

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