The Children in Scotland Podcast
The Children in Scotland Podcast aims to gather and share interesting projects, work and developments from across the sector; engaging key organisations and individuals in timely debate and discussion.
A transcript of every episode is available. Please open the video in YouTube to access the transcript link in the description for that particular episode.
Episode 25: This episode, ''Focus on the common goal: collaborating to ensure the child is at the centre'', features Sandra Mitchell and Alison Payne from Resolve Mediation, in conversation with Amy Kilpatrick and Tricia Strickland, Professors of Education at Hood College, Maryland, USA. They discuss the benefits of building trust based family professional partnerships for children, young people, families, and communities.
Previous episodes - 2023
This episode features Arran Purdie from our Learning & Events team in conversation with Professor Richard Rose. They discuss Therapeutic Life Story Work, including the methodology, successes, Diploma course and future plans. (6 July 2023)
Episode twenty-two: This episode features outgoing Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson, in conversation with members of Changing our World, Children in Scotland's children and young people's advisory group. They discuss child rights, changes to Scottish law and more. (24 April 2023)
This episode, features Access to Childcare Fund Project Lead, Alison Hay, in conversation with staff from projects supported by the Fund.
They discuss subsidised childcare and family support and how these approaches make a huge difference to the lives of children and families. (29 March 2023)
This episode features a conversation between Children in Scotland Senior Policy, Projects and Participation Officer, Chris Ross and Enquire's Lucy Johnson.
They discuss the independent review of qualifications and assessments, the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors and the Success Looks Different Awards, and talk to some of the Inclusion Ambassadors to hear their views on exams. (22 February 2023)
Episode nineteen: This episode features Children in Scotland's Access to Childcare Fund Lead, Alison Hay, in conversation with Nicola and Nicola, who manage SHIP and SupERkids, two of the projects supported by the Fund. (24 January 2023)
Previous episodes - 2022
Episode eighteen: This episode features Children in Scotland Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, in conversation with Neil Cowan at The Poverty Alliance. (7 October 2022)
This episode, 'Nobody left out: why support assistants are vital for inclusion' features Children in Scotland Senior Policy Officer, Chris Ross, in conversation with one of the Inclusion Ambassadors, Brooklyne, and a Pupil Support Assistant, Mrs Edgar. (22 June 2022)
Episode sixteen: This episode, 'Patient, supportive, understanding: what makes a good pupil support assistant' features Children in Scotland Senior Policy Officer, Chris Ross, in conversation with two of the Inclusion Ambassadors, Brooklyne and Kara. (20 June 2022)
Episode fifteen: This episode, 'Equal partners: the strategic importance of younger trustees' features Children in Scotland Chief Executive, Jude Turbyne in conversation with two new younger board members, Rachael and Peter. (6 April 2022)
Episode fourteen: This episode, 'Creative collaboration - work by young illustrators in our new members' publication', features Children in Scotland Communications Manager, Chris Small and Designer, Angus Doyle. (22 February 2022)
Previous episodes - 2021
This episode, 'Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism', features Children in Scotland Digital Communications Officer, Lynn Gilmour, in conversation with Policy Manager, Elaine Kerridge, Sharon Smith from the General Teaching Council for Scotland and Titi Farukuoye from Intercultural Youth Scotland. (7 July 2021)
This episode, 'Hot off the press - discussing the history and future of the Children in Scotland magazine'
The episode features Children in Scotland magazine editor, Jennifer Drummond in conversation with Senior Communications Officer, Catherine Bromley. (20 January 2021)
Previous episodes - 2020
Episode eleven: 'Inclusion - Community, equity and acceptance.'
This episode has Sally Cavers, Head of Inclusion at Children in Scotland in conversation with Hannah Gray, Information and Advice Officer with Enquire. (30 September 2020)
Episode ten: 'Making a CHANGE: Childcare in the east of Glasgow'
This episode has Robert Doyle and Alison Hay from the CHANGE project in conversation with Head of Inclusion at Children in Scotland, Sally Cavers. (15 September 2020)
Episode nine: 'Meaningful participation and its role in upholding children's rights'
Our Policy and Participation Officer, Jane Miller, discusses the vital role that meaningful participation and engagement work plays. (28 July 2020)
Episode eight: 'Family support: planning for the future'
This is a special episode, recorded at Children in Scotland's Children's Sector Strategic Forum in May 2020. (8 June 2020)
Episode seven: 'The ongoing impact of Covid-19 and planning the best way forward'
This is a special episode, recorded at Children in Scotland's Children's Sector Strategic Forum on 30 April 2020. (15 May 2020)
Episode six: 'Responding to crisis - the vital role of the children's sector during the Covid-19 pandemic'
This is a special episode, recorded at Children in Scotland's Children's Sector Strategic Forum in early April 2020. (16 April 2020)
Episode five: 'A guide to digital campaigning'
Our Communications Officer - Digital Lead, Lynn Gilmour, gives an overview of how to successfully promote a campaign or large event using digital channels. (9 April 2020)
Episode four: 'Rights, votes and international politics - insights into what matters to young people'
Our Policy and Participation Manager, Elaine Kerridge, in conversation with three members of Changing our World, our children and young people's advisory group (2 April 2020)
Episode three: 'Open Kindergarten: a new model of family support in the early years'
Colleagues from Children in Scotland, Parenting across Scotland and Midlothian Sure Start discuss Open Kindergarten, a pilot project supported by the European Social Fund (13 March 2020)
Episode two: Lynn Gilmour, Children in Scotland Communications Officer - Digital Lead, in conversation with Corrie and Rhiann McLean about Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood education (29 January 2020)
Episode one: Jimmy Paul and Simon Massey discuss the Independent Care Review (16 January 2020)