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Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties with a member of our young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW). For more information and to buy tickets, click here to visit our conference hub Annual Conference...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties with a member of our young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW). Ahead of the flagship event, which will be held on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh,...


Collaborate, network and learn: Our plans for Annual Conference 2024

...as always, children and young people’s involvement will be central. Delegates will see lots of changing our world (click here for more) – our children and young people’s advisory group – and we will have a young person co-chairing each...


Sustainability at #CiSAC24: Making the environment more than a conference buzzword

...co-working relationship was between the organisation’s staff and young people's advisory group, changing our world (click here for more), and the positive impact this had across the board. Sustainability is firmly on the agenda, and every...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...of meeting a number of past and present staff members, and engaged with the amazing members of the changing our world children and young people’s advisory group.  “As this inspirational group has been heavily involved with the development,...


changing our world

... changing our world We are the children and young people's advisory group for Children in Scotland, with current members aged 8-25, all with different backgrounds, ideas, experiences and views. "We are mortals who solve stuff." We have...


Looking to the future with changing our world

... Looking to the future with changing our world 13 Dec 2023 During our 30th anniversary year, we’ve had reflections from our staff, members, and partner organisations about some of the children's sector's  key achievements the over the past...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with changing our world

... Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with changing our world 13 Dec 2022 Our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW), attended Children in Scotland's Annual Conference in November this year. We...


changing our world: Member profiles

... changing our world Our members We are the children and young peoples's advisory group for Children in Scotland, with current members aged 9-23, all with different backgrounds, ideas, experiences and views. "We are mortals who solve...


changing our world: Manifesto campaign work

... changing our world Campaigning In the lead up to the Scottish Parliament election changing our world worked on a range of campaign materials to share with potential new MSPs. As a group we decided to focus on education as the issue we all...


changing our world: Hopes for the future

... changing our world Hopes for the future Coming soon! changing our world Find out more about the advisory group and our work and aims Click here to find out...


changing our world: Get in touch

... changing our world Get in touch We’d love to hear from other advisory groups and organisations about their experiences. Get in touch if you would like our advice and top tips for setting up an advisory group, to collaborate or get in touch...


changing our world: Advice for setting up an advisory group

... changing our world Advice for setting up an advisory group We ran a workshop at the Children in Scotland Annual Conference that shared our experiences of being involved in an advisory group and our top tips to help organisations in setting...


changing our world: Our activity

... changing our world What have we achieved already?  We have already achieved lots of stuff! We attend the Children in Scotland annual conferences. We asked people to make pledges at the conferences to commit to listening to the children...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...out more Our staff Find out more about who works at Children in Scotland Click here changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group Click here to...


The aim is the same: people are at the heart of our communications strategy

Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

...out more about the work and aims of the project Click here for more changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group and its work and aims Click here for...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...young people to our board for the first time, and a children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, was launched, quickly becoming an integral force in the charity’s decision-making.   Another essential part of who we are is...


The future of football is in your hands

...previous episodes that discuss issues across the sector and beyond Click here to access changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group and its work and aims Click here for...


Developing our corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...2022, supports our work and the activities of our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world. During the course of the partnership to date, Yopa’s Head of Scotland, Anthony Conroy joined us a sponsor speaker at our annual...


Developing our new Strategic Plan – time for your say  

...on what had been done before with members, staff, children and young people in our advisory group changing our world, and the board.  Ultimately, it is the board that has overall responsibility for the development of a strategic plan, and I want...


Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

...individual needs. 'Genuinely listen to the young people, don’t just hear them.' Member of changing our world Children in Scotland is also launching an updated version of its successful Participation Principles & Guidelines. This is the...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...that included consultation with our staff, our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world, our members and our Board. The update balances the voices of those core groups, and makes our values feel more human, relevant...

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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...considerable engagement – with our staff, board, our children and young people's advisory group, changing our world, and members. It built on learning and recommendations from across our projects and services and the wider evidence base. The...

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How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...go to our Convener, our continuing trustees and our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, for helping us select and appoint our new Directors. “They bring an incredible range of skills and experience and are all...

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Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...group responds to Human Rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises changing our world's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK Government’s proposed changes to the...

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Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...Rights policy, and in consultation with our staff, Board and our young people's advisory group changing our world. We identified five pledges which relate to organisational policies and procedures, representation and recruitment, addressing...

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Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...across the sector Click here for more Young people's advisory group changing our world helps shape our policy positions and influencing work Click here for more Solutions for childcare...

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‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...the response of the education system to Covid Click to find out more changing our world Our children and young people's advisory group guide our work Click to find out more The ASL...


Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...support for learning in schools could be improved, to our young people’s advisory group changing our world’s prioritising of the environment as a key issue for them, to the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe’s...

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The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...the approach we took to compiling the Manifesto Click to read her blog changing our world Our young people's advisory group have been key to shaping the Manifesto Click to find out more Our...


From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
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New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

...and feedback have been used. “Members of Children in Scotland’s youth advisory group changing our world have recommended that future publications and information for children and young people must also be in alternative formats and we...

Additional support ASL

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...survey and held a variety of discussions with our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world, our staff team and our Board. We analysed our report recommendations and consultation responses from across the last five years...

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"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...2020 Mhairi McCann, founder and CEO of Youth STEM 2030, and a member of Children in Scotland's changing our world advisory group, shares her views on the importance of young people in STEM in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals STEM, or...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...Calls campaign, contributed by young people from our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. Click here to read the call About the author Jonathan Wood is National Manager for Scotland for...


Self-care and a focus on our wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer

...because sometimes that’s what we need. The next day I felt refreshed and ready to go. It was the changing our world (Children in Scotland’s advisory group) meeting day and I was eager to present my research findings to them. There was such a...


First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...of life that affect children and young people that were identified by Children in Scotland’s changing our world children and young people's advisory panel. It was great to see that the young people involved with the panel have identified some...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...will strengthen the links between the board and our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world. The Board meets five times per year, mainly in Edinburgh and includes the Annual General Meeting in November each year (this is...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”
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Amplifying children’s voices across Europe: our participation staff’s visit to Romania

...good teacher; Beyond4Walls; First Minister’s Question Time; and our work with our advisory group changing our world. Jane: There were lots of great moments on the trip, would you like to share some of your personal highlights? Elaine:Working with...


Brave new world

Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of Children in Scotland’s changing our world children and young people’s advisory group said: "It is really important to have a children and young people-accessible version...

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New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...Stirling, the Scottish Government and the charity’s children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. The project, announced today as part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, stems from the partner organisations’ shared...

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DRAFT changing our world: Our activity

... changing our world Our activity [Description about page: Stay up-to-date on all things changing our world...] June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2021 December 2021 November...


Our history

...for the first time. Most significantly, in 2017 a children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, was convened, quickly becoming an integral force in the charity’s decision-making and its ability to channel authentic voices...


Our Conferences

...for example, our youth advisory group was involved in shaping all aspects of the event. As changing our world member Shuman said of the 2022 event, “My favourite part of planning the annual conference was sharing my ideas with others and...


Further resources AC22

...stages, alongside our staff team, our Board and children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. We’ve also sought to draw from published evidence to inform our calls, and ground them in what we know works... Crucially, this...


A bold new world

...in response to feedback from members and from our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, who identified the climate emergency as one of their ‘hot topics’. Taking a strong stance on climate issues is also closely...


Our work in 2018-19

...marking our 25th year as Children in Scotland. This innovative project, based on issues our changing our world advisory group told us were important to them, included working in partnership with 50+ individuals and organisations across the...


Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign

...launches Take Hold campaign to raise awareness of vaping harms Posted 24.11.23 by Alice Hinds changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform...

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Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties with a member of our young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW). For more information and to buy tickets, click here to visit our conference hub Annual Conference...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties with a member of our young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW). Ahead of the flagship event, which will be held on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh,...


Collaborate, network and learn: Our plans for Annual Conference 2024

...as always, children and young people’s involvement will be central. Delegates will see lots of changing our world (click here for more) – our children and young people’s advisory group – and we will have a young person co-chairing each...


Sustainability at #CiSAC24: Making the environment more than a conference buzzword

...co-working relationship was between the organisation’s staff and young people's advisory group, changing our world (click here for more), and the positive impact this had across the board. Sustainability is firmly on the agenda, and every...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...of meeting a number of past and present staff members, and engaged with the amazing members of the changing our world children and young people’s advisory group.  “As this inspirational group has been heavily involved with the development,...


Looking to the future with changing our world

... Looking to the future with changing our world 13 Dec 2023 During our 30th anniversary year, we’ve had reflections from our staff, members, and partner organisations about some of the children's sector's  key achievements the over the past...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with changing our world

... Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with changing our world 13 Dec 2022 Our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world (CoW), attended Children in Scotland's Annual Conference in November this year. We...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...out more Our staff Find out more about who works at Children in Scotland Click here changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group Click here to...


The aim is the same: people are at the heart of our communications strategy

Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

...out more about the work and aims of the project Click here for more changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group and its work and aims Click here for...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...young people to our board for the first time, and a children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, was launched, quickly becoming an integral force in the charity’s decision-making.   Another essential part of who we are is...


The future of football is in your hands

...previous episodes that discuss issues across the sector and beyond Click here to access changing our world Find out more about our children and young people's advisory group and its work and aims Click here for...


Developing our corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...2022, supports our work and the activities of our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world. During the course of the partnership to date, Yopa’s Head of Scotland, Anthony Conroy joined us a sponsor speaker at our annual...


Developing our new Strategic Plan – time for your say  

...on what had been done before with members, staff, children and young people in our advisory group changing our world, and the board.  Ultimately, it is the board that has overall responsibility for the development of a strategic plan, and I want...


Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

...individual needs. 'Genuinely listen to the young people, don’t just hear them.' Member of changing our world Children in Scotland is also launching an updated version of its successful Participation Principles & Guidelines. This is the...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...that included consultation with our staff, our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world, our members and our Board. The update balances the voices of those core groups, and makes our values feel more human, relevant...

board brave changing our world collaboration collaborative kind members open and fair Participation partnership values

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...considerable engagement – with our staff, board, our children and young people's advisory group, changing our world, and members. It built on learning and recommendations from across our projects and services and the wider evidence base. The...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...go to our Convener, our continuing trustees and our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, for helping us select and appoint our new Directors. “They bring an incredible range of skills and experience and are all...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...group responds to Human Rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises changing our world's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK Government’s proposed changes to the...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...Rights policy, and in consultation with our staff, Board and our young people's advisory group changing our world. We identified five pledges which relate to organisational policies and procedures, representation and recruitment, addressing...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...across the sector Click here for more Young people's advisory group changing our world helps shape our policy positions and influencing work Click here for more Solutions for childcare...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...the response of the education system to Covid Click to find out more changing our world Our children and young people's advisory group guide our work Click to find out more The ASL...


Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...support for learning in schools could be improved, to our young people’s advisory group changing our world’s prioritising of the environment as a key issue for them, to the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe’s...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...the approach we took to compiling the Manifesto Click to read her blog changing our world Our young people's advisory group have been key to shaping the Manifesto Click to find out more Our...


From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

...and feedback have been used. “Members of Children in Scotland’s youth advisory group changing our world have recommended that future publications and information for children and young people must also be in alternative formats and we...

Additional support ASL

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...survey and held a variety of discussions with our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world, our staff team and our Board. We analysed our report recommendations and consultation responses from across the last five years...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...2020 Mhairi McCann, founder and CEO of Youth STEM 2030, and a member of Children in Scotland's changing our world advisory group, shares her views on the importance of young people in STEM in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals STEM, or...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...Calls campaign, contributed by young people from our children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. Click here to read the call About the author Jonathan Wood is National Manager for Scotland for...


Self-care and a focus on our wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer

...because sometimes that’s what we need. The next day I felt refreshed and ready to go. It was the changing our world (Children in Scotland’s advisory group) meeting day and I was eager to present my research findings to them. There was such a...


First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...of life that affect children and young people that were identified by Children in Scotland’s changing our world children and young people's advisory panel. It was great to see that the young people involved with the panel have identified some...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...will strengthen the links between the board and our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world. The Board meets five times per year, mainly in Edinburgh and includes the Annual General Meeting in November each year (this is...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”
climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

Amplifying children’s voices across Europe: our participation staff’s visit to Romania

...good teacher; Beyond4Walls; First Minister’s Question Time; and our work with our advisory group changing our world. Jane: There were lots of great moments on the trip, would you like to share some of your personal highlights? Elaine:Working with...


Brave new world

Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of Children in Scotland’s changing our world children and young people’s advisory group said: "It is really important to have a children and young people-accessible version...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...Stirling, the Scottish Government and the charity’s children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. The project, announced today as part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, stems from the partner organisations’ shared...

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changing our world

... changing our world We are the children and young people's advisory group for Children in Scotland, with current members aged 8-25, all with different backgrounds, ideas, experiences and views. "We are mortals who solve stuff." We have...


changing our world: Member profiles

... changing our world Our members We are the children and young peoples's advisory group for Children in Scotland, with current members aged 9-23, all with different backgrounds, ideas, experiences and views. "We are mortals who solve...


changing our world: Manifesto campaign work

... changing our world Campaigning In the lead up to the Scottish Parliament election changing our world worked on a range of campaign materials to share with potential new MSPs. As a group we decided to focus on education as the issue we all...


changing our world: Hopes for the future

... changing our world Hopes for the future Coming soon! changing our world Find out more about the advisory group and our work and aims Click here to find out...


changing our world: Get in touch

... changing our world Get in touch We’d love to hear from other advisory groups and organisations about their experiences. Get in touch if you would like our advice and top tips for setting up an advisory group, to collaborate or get in touch...


changing our world: Advice for setting up an advisory group

... changing our world Advice for setting up an advisory group We ran a workshop at the Children in Scotland Annual Conference that shared our experiences of being involved in an advisory group and our top tips to help organisations in setting...


changing our world: Our activity

... changing our world What have we achieved already?  We have already achieved lots of stuff! We attend the Children in Scotland annual conferences. We asked people to make pledges at the conferences to commit to listening to the children...


DRAFT changing our world: Our activity

... changing our world Our activity [Description about page: Stay up-to-date on all things changing our world...] June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2021 December 2021 November...


Our history

...for the first time. Most significantly, in 2017 a children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, was convened, quickly becoming an integral force in the charity’s decision-making and its ability to channel authentic voices...


Our Conferences

...for example, our youth advisory group was involved in shaping all aspects of the event. As changing our world member Shuman said of the 2022 event, “My favourite part of planning the annual conference was sharing my ideas with others and...


Further resources AC22

...stages, alongside our staff team, our Board and children and young people’s advisory group changing our world. We’ve also sought to draw from published evidence to inform our calls, and ground them in what we know works... Crucially, this...



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A bold new world
post

...in response to feedback from members and from our children and young people’s advisory group, changing our world, who identified the climate emergency as one of their ‘hot topics’. Taking a strong stance on climate issues is also closely...


Our work in 2018-19
post

...marking our 25th year as Children in Scotland. This innovative project, based on issues our changing our world advisory group told us were important to them, included working in partnership with 50+ individuals and organisations across the...


Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign
post

...launches Take Hold campaign to raise awareness of vaping harms Posted 24.11.23 by Alice Hinds changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform...

changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government