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Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...Like Children in Scotland, we believe that every young person should have equal access to art, culture, education and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination.” Simon Massey, Head of Engagement and Learning at Children in...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...and sharing their views on current AI projects in development. "What we're working towards is culture change within the sector, " said Gregory. "We're aiming to reach a point where those involved in making decisions about AI developments think...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

... 2018 preview: kindergartens, culture and coming of age 11 Dec 2017 A look ahead to our key projects and activities coming up next year. Changing our World We want young people to enjoy their rights, including the right to have a say in...


Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...Like Children in Scotland, we believe that every young person should have equal access to art, culture, education and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination. “We look forward to continuing our partnership and...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...Child (UNCRC) into law. One of the biggest changes in children’s rights in this time has been a culture shift in awareness of children’s right to participate – listening to children, asking them about and taking account of their views,...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

...with Dr Zeedyk for several years to embed relationship-based practice into its organisational culture.   Relationship-based, or relational, practice looks at the psychological and emotional dynamics that underpin successful relationships,...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...than by advertising. Other young people said that drinking alcohol to excess was part of the culture in Scotland, and they hoped that changing restrictions might help to stop this being seen as normal. Over recent years, some positive steps...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...here to read Our race equality statement We are committed to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted Click here to read Our membership offer Be...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...we blame influencers for online harm? We explored with them the nature and purpose of influencer culture online, discussed how influencers make money and the effect their content can have on young consumers. Finally they decided whether...


How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

...when you are struggling to deliver on immediate targets and is made even more so by a social media culture that shouts about the ‘urgent’, deflecting us from prioritising actions that might have a better long-term impact. Slashing support to...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...and the impact of that type of language are often under-appreciated or dismissed. When a culture of permissible prejudice is allowed to permeate any environment, particularly in school settings, it can escalate quickly. I experienced...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...and staff experience (from all sectors) alongside managers and power holders (of resources and culture). Beyond stigma and shame This needs to go beyond the management of individual cases to look at what’s not working and why across the...


Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...Finnish-Glaswegian Policy Officer and creative, it’s exciting to see the influence Finnish youth culture policy is having on Scotland. Children in Scotland’s 2021-26 Manifesto (click here to access) is calling for a Hobby Premium (also called...


Animating calls to make museums more accessible

...of the minds of museum teams as they continue wider discussions about the role of heritage and culture in an ever-changing world. We have no doubt that many museums are already taking positive steps, albeit with limited budgets. From our work...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...collaboratively with them to help support them to be the best they can be. The need for system and culture change For many of the young people we speak to, they would welcome recognition of achievements in both their personal and learning journey....


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

'School meals are as important as books used in the classroom'

...us to share stories about people working in school meals, the range of food served ,the different cultures and how it supports education. Yibo: ‘Connecting children around the world to help foster healthy eating habits in school and at home, and...


Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...mental health for young people and children - not just for recovery from Covid but embedded in our culture in much the same way that Zoom and Teams calls are now part of everyday life.” Co-Convener of the CPG, Meghan Gallacher MSP, said: "Ninety...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds

...and experiences A training and development package should be rolled out by national heritage and culture organisations to support engagement and co-design work in museums and heritage settings All museums should be supported to develop an...

living museums museums Participation Project research

Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

...in recent times, what was clear was the power of a strong sense of community and kind behaviour. culture and ethos are crucial to addressing bullying; it is unable to flourish in a society where kindness and respect are core values. During the...


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

...Matter movement in 2020 set us an important and necessary challenge to look at our organisational culture, structure, practices and approaches with a race equality lens and ask ourselves some tough questions. We have had Challenging Inequalities...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...young people and families in Scotland. The statement makes clear our commitment to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted, and rearticulates that we have zero tolerance of discrimination of any...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition

...30 October. Share this Young people shaping culture and heritage Find out more about the Living Museums project Click here for the project Living Museums...

heritage living museums Participation

Challenges of mental health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

...vs aesthetics Jordan Irvine, Senior Officer, Communities and Learning, at culture Perth & Kinross was open about the fact that museums struggle to engage with young people aged 14 – 26, and that they should be...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest 20 August 2021 Young people taking part in our culture and heritage participation project Living Museums celebrated the opening of a new exhibition showcasing their work this week. On Tuesday...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...objects, materials, and stories from the recent past or present-day events that represent culture in its current form’, stating that ‘Many cultural heritage institutions specify that contemporary collecting encompasses “living...


Living Museums: Exploring colonial pasts, presents and futures

...in the Living Museums project met three artists, Saoirse, Nkem and Tako, who are working with culture Perth and Kinross to develop an exhibition that explores colonialism in museum spaces. This session was kindly organised by our partner...


Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture

...into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and support for young people to get involved in the...

Arts Children culture young people

Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying

... Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying By Katie Ferguson Too many children and young people’s lives are undermined by bullying. Our research suggests a third of...


Insight - Issue 4

...Scotland, Bruce Adamson. Within that conversation, Bruce talks about “creating an amazing culture of children as human rights defenders” and this message of celebrating positive change led by children and young people is carried across...


Our history

...for good collaboration is underestimated. Organisations work in different ways, have different cultures, slightly different visions and missions. That is even more accentuated sometimes when you move from sector to sector. But the moment we...


Cutting the cost of the school day

...the lead on equity in their own schools and a reminder of the impact that a poverty aware school culture and a clear focus on reducing the cost of the school day can have.” Schools in Falkirk Council have received more than £26 million from...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health...

Arts music scotland young people

Free cycling events for families

...wellbeing to children and young people, and encourage healthy and active lifestyles across sport, culture and the arts, the citywide GO LIVE! programme features everything from “come and try” sessions to trail races, as well as book events at...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art

...marginalised children, young people and families to access and benefit from the arts and culture, Articulate finds ways for people to express themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive...

art care care experienced people creativity

Sophie Ward

...ever digital concert season. Sophie has ten years' experience managing projects for a number of culture organisations and charities including VisitScotland, RSPB Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys...

ward

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...to benefit from Youth Music Initiative (YMI) funding, the Scottish Government has confirmed. culture Secretary Angus Robertson announced that the flagship programme, administered by Creative Scotland, will receive £9.5 million for 2023,...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Donna Martin

...Women’s Football, Children’s Hearings Scotland and through her own business Child Friendly culture where she has worked to support lasting change in environments to help ensure that children and young people are able to claim their rights....

martin

Coronation portrait project launched

...coronation portrait project Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Arts Children culture Children around the country have been invited to take part in the upcoming coronation by contributing to a “giant digital...

Arts Children culture

Pupils adversely affected by CfE, study finds

...for Excellence Researchers state that Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) has led to a "culture of perfomativity", due to continuous pressure on teachers to raise attainment levels.  The study found that pupils now face a narrowed...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform Scottish Schools

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...and practice. That means listening to children, and their views, ideas, and experiences. That culture of participation – whether it’s through our Young Advisers, wider work to ensure children’s views are included and heard at the highest...

Children's rights human rights

Membership Overview

...together, we can use our influence to push for real change in Scottish policy, practice and culture. Click on the links on this page to find out more about the many benefits of becoming a Children in Scotland member, learn more about who are...


See Me launches school mental health campaign

...those initial conversations.” Wendy Halliday, Director of See Me, said: “We want to see a culture shift in Scotland around mental health. This needs to start in schools so children and young people are having open conversations on this...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

...any time on social media in the past five years, you will no doubt be aware of the so-called ‘culture war’ that has been escalating. Initially focused on questioning the legitimacy and the rights of trans people in public spaces, the debate...

equality

Marie Harrison

...rights both on international, national and local level. Marie holds a degree in Aesthetics and culture and has used her skills to develop creative toolkits to support children with additional support needs to share their views in child-centred...

harrison

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated

...help them develop a love of reading. We work with teachers and schools to build vibrant reading cultures through the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and our new accreditation programme, Reading Schools. Programmes like BBC Authors Live and...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
Arts climate climate change environment

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated

...how my pupils from diverse backgrounds feel about being a minority, often feeling like their culture and heritage is second best.  My approach as a teacher is to bring an acceptance of multiculturalism and a knowledge of alternative history...

diversity Education inclusion

We need to foster a care system built on love

...the findings of the review, The Promise, which said Scotland must “create an environment and culture where finding and maintaining safe, loving, respectful relationships is the norm.” These new rights for brothers and sisters should help...

advocacy care experience Legislation


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Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...Like Children in Scotland, we believe that every young person should have equal access to art, culture, education and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination.” Simon Massey, Head of Engagement and Learning at Children in...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...and sharing their views on current AI projects in development. "What we're working towards is culture change within the sector, " said Gregory. "We're aiming to reach a point where those involved in making decisions about AI developments think...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

... 2018 preview: kindergartens, culture and coming of age 11 Dec 2017 A look ahead to our key projects and activities coming up next year. Changing our World We want young people to enjoy their rights, including the right to have a say in...


Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...Like Children in Scotland, we believe that every young person should have equal access to art, culture, education and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination. “We look forward to continuing our partnership and...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...Child (UNCRC) into law. One of the biggest changes in children’s rights in this time has been a culture shift in awareness of children’s right to participate – listening to children, asking them about and taking account of their views,...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

...with Dr Zeedyk for several years to embed relationship-based practice into its organisational culture.   Relationship-based, or relational, practice looks at the psychological and emotional dynamics that underpin successful relationships,...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...than by advertising. Other young people said that drinking alcohol to excess was part of the culture in Scotland, and they hoped that changing restrictions might help to stop this being seen as normal. Over recent years, some positive steps...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...here to read Our race equality statement We are committed to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted Click here to read Our membership offer Be...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...we blame influencers for online harm? We explored with them the nature and purpose of influencer culture online, discussed how influencers make money and the effect their content can have on young consumers. Finally they decided whether...


How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

...when you are struggling to deliver on immediate targets and is made even more so by a social media culture that shouts about the ‘urgent’, deflecting us from prioritising actions that might have a better long-term impact. Slashing support to...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...and the impact of that type of language are often under-appreciated or dismissed. When a culture of permissible prejudice is allowed to permeate any environment, particularly in school settings, it can escalate quickly. I experienced...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...and staff experience (from all sectors) alongside managers and power holders (of resources and culture). Beyond stigma and shame This needs to go beyond the management of individual cases to look at what’s not working and why across the...


Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...Finnish-Glaswegian Policy Officer and creative, it’s exciting to see the influence Finnish youth culture policy is having on Scotland. Children in Scotland’s 2021-26 Manifesto (click here to access) is calling for a Hobby Premium (also called...


Animating calls to make museums more accessible

...of the minds of museum teams as they continue wider discussions about the role of heritage and culture in an ever-changing world. We have no doubt that many museums are already taking positive steps, albeit with limited budgets. From our work...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...collaboratively with them to help support them to be the best they can be. The need for system and culture change For many of the young people we speak to, they would welcome recognition of achievements in both their personal and learning journey....


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

'School meals are as important as books used in the classroom'

...us to share stories about people working in school meals, the range of food served ,the different cultures and how it supports education. Yibo: ‘Connecting children around the world to help foster healthy eating habits in school and at home, and...


Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...mental health for young people and children - not just for recovery from Covid but embedded in our culture in much the same way that Zoom and Teams calls are now part of everyday life.” Co-Convener of the CPG, Meghan Gallacher MSP, said: "Ninety...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds

...and experiences A training and development package should be rolled out by national heritage and culture organisations to support engagement and co-design work in museums and heritage settings All museums should be supported to develop an...

living museums museums Participation Project research

Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

...in recent times, what was clear was the power of a strong sense of community and kind behaviour. culture and ethos are crucial to addressing bullying; it is unable to flourish in a society where kindness and respect are core values. During the...


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

...Matter movement in 2020 set us an important and necessary challenge to look at our organisational culture, structure, practices and approaches with a race equality lens and ask ourselves some tough questions. We have had Challenging Inequalities...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...young people and families in Scotland. The statement makes clear our commitment to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted, and rearticulates that we have zero tolerance of discrimination of any...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition

...30 October. Share this Young people shaping culture and heritage Find out more about the Living Museums project Click here for the project Living Museums...

heritage living museums Participation

Challenges of mental health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

...vs aesthetics Jordan Irvine, Senior Officer, Communities and Learning, at culture Perth & Kinross was open about the fact that museums struggle to engage with young people aged 14 – 26, and that they should be...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest 20 August 2021 Young people taking part in our culture and heritage participation project Living Museums celebrated the opening of a new exhibition showcasing their work this week. On Tuesday...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...objects, materials, and stories from the recent past or present-day events that represent culture in its current form’, stating that ‘Many cultural heritage institutions specify that contemporary collecting encompasses “living...


Living Museums: Exploring colonial pasts, presents and futures

...in the Living Museums project met three artists, Saoirse, Nkem and Tako, who are working with culture Perth and Kinross to develop an exhibition that explores colonialism in museum spaces. This session was kindly organised by our partner...



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Sophie Ward

...ever digital concert season. Sophie has ten years' experience managing projects for a number of culture organisations and charities including VisitScotland, RSPB Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys...

ward

Marie Harrison

...rights both on international, national and local level. Marie holds a degree in Aesthetics and culture and has used her skills to develop creative toolkits to support children with additional support needs to share their views in child-centred...

harrison


Our history

...for good collaboration is underestimated. Organisations work in different ways, have different cultures, slightly different visions and missions. That is even more accentuated sometimes when you move from sector to sector. But the moment we...


Membership Overview

...together, we can use our influence to push for real change in Scottish policy, practice and culture. Click on the links on this page to find out more about the many benefits of becoming a Children in Scotland member, learn more about who are...



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Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture
post

...into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and support for young people to get involved in the...

Arts Children culture young people

Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying
post

... Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying By Katie Ferguson Too many children and young people’s lives are undermined by bullying. Our research suggests a third of...


Insight - Issue 4
post

...Scotland, Bruce Adamson. Within that conversation, Bruce talks about “creating an amazing culture of children as human rights defenders” and this message of celebrating positive change led by children and young people is carried across...


Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...the lead on equity in their own schools and a reminder of the impact that a poverty aware school culture and a clear focus on reducing the cost of the school day can have.” Schools in Falkirk Council have received more than £26 million from...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health...

Arts music scotland young people

Free cycling events for families
post

...wellbeing to children and young people, and encourage healthy and active lifestyles across sport, culture and the arts, the citywide GO LIVE! programme features everything from “come and try” sessions to trail races, as well as book events at...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art
post

...marginalised children, young people and families to access and benefit from the arts and culture, Articulate finds ways for people to express themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive...

art care care experienced people creativity

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...to benefit from Youth Music Initiative (YMI) funding, the Scottish Government has confirmed. culture Secretary Angus Robertson announced that the flagship programme, administered by Creative Scotland, will receive £9.5 million for 2023,...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Donna Martin
post

...Women’s Football, Children’s Hearings Scotland and through her own business Child Friendly culture where she has worked to support lasting change in environments to help ensure that children and young people are able to claim their rights....

martin

Coronation portrait project launched
post

...coronation portrait project Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Arts Children culture Children around the country have been invited to take part in the upcoming coronation by contributing to a “giant digital...

Arts Children culture

Pupils adversely affected by CfE, study finds
post

...for Excellence Researchers state that Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) has led to a "culture of perfomativity", due to continuous pressure on teachers to raise attainment levels.  The study found that pupils now face a narrowed...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform Scottish Schools

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...and practice. That means listening to children, and their views, ideas, and experiences. That culture of participation – whether it’s through our Young Advisers, wider work to ensure children’s views are included and heard at the highest...

Children's rights human rights

See Me launches school mental health campaign
post

...those initial conversations.” Wendy Halliday, Director of See Me, said: “We want to see a culture shift in Scotland around mental health. This needs to start in schools so children and young people are having open conversations on this...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
post

...any time on social media in the past five years, you will no doubt be aware of the so-called ‘culture war’ that has been escalating. Initially focused on questioning the legitimacy and the rights of trans people in public spaces, the debate...

equality

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
post

...help them develop a love of reading. We work with teachers and schools to build vibrant reading cultures through the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and our new accreditation programme, Reading Schools. Programmes like BBC Authors Live and...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
postArts climate climate change environment

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
post

...how my pupils from diverse backgrounds feel about being a minority, often feeling like their culture and heritage is second best.  My approach as a teacher is to bring an acceptance of multiculturalism and a knowledge of alternative history...

diversity Education inclusion

We need to foster a care system built on love
post

...the findings of the review, The Promise, which said Scotland must “create an environment and culture where finding and maintaining safe, loving, respectful relationships is the norm.” These new rights for brothers and sisters should help...

advocacy care experience Legislation