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We undertake a wide range of project work to help achieve our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish.

This includes:

  • Participation and direct engagement work with children, young people and families
  • Projects relating to influencing policy and legislation that meets the needs of children and families
  • Research and evaluation projects
  • Commissioned work
Featured project

Participation through the Pandemic (2021-2022)

The project explored how coronavirus changed the ways in which children and young people can get involved in projects or access services.

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Live Music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music experiences on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

2021-26 Manifesto

Children in Scotland’s 2021-26 Manifesto for the Scottish Parliament which outlines our policy calls, with support from national and local organisations from across the children's sector.

The Education Recovery Youth Panel (2020-2021)

The Scottish Government set up the Education Recovery Group to help develop the response and recovery of the education system.

Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (2020-2022)

A partnership project which focused on diversity in Scottish education, specifically around race, with a view to supporting greater diversity in the teaching profession.

Living Museums (2021)

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), and working alongside Historic Environment Scotland, the Living Museums project took an in-depth look at how the museum sector can appeal to, and engage young people aged between 14 and 21.

Activate Your Rights (2019)

Activate Your Rights was a project commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2019, led by Young Scot and supported by Children in Scotland.

Changing Gears (2020)

Children in Scotland was funded by Cycling Scotland and Transport Scotland to engage with children and young people about its Bikeability programme and more widely to share their opinions and experiences on road safety and health and wellbeing.

Crown Estate (2019-2020)

Report created alongside children and young people used to inform the development of Crown Estate Scotland 2020-23 Corporate Plan.

Evaluation of the ‘Home and Belonging’ Initiative (2019-2022)

An evaluation of the £3 million Home and Belonging initiative which was devised by the Life Changes Trust to explore innovative approaches to improving young people’s experiences as they move on from care and into their own homes.