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Nicola Killean joins expert line-up for Children in Scotland’s Annual Conference 2024

...available over the two days. As part of Children in Scotland’s commitment to participation and engagement, Nicola will co-chair with a young person, and will introduce contributors and share reflections as the packed programme gets...


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

...and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Yopa and to work with an organisation who...


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

...of AI, introduced the subject of children’s rights, and shared how AI systems could impact them. engagement work took place in four different schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirlingshire and Shetland, and Children’s Parliament, in partnership...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...views as part of the Our Hearings, Our Voice group, an example some of the principles of good engagement with children and young people. It’s also vitally important that we use existing evidence wisely, and we don’t keep asking children...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...will participate in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get involved. Young people who receive democratic education at school or in a youth...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...published by LGBT Youth Scotland in November 2023 Click here to access Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...and young people in our work, our team helped to deliver a range of projects, workshops and engagement sessions. In February, for example, we distributed £86,000 to 161 successful applicants as part of the Access All Arts Fund (click here...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...young people and families living in Scotland. Click to find out more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...Dec 2023 With Children in Scotland's flagship event returning in 2024, the organisation's Head of engagement and Learning, Simon Massey, discusses the event's aims and the planning that's taking place After a two-year break due to the pandemic,...


Alcohol marketing consultation – youth engagement

... Alcohol marketing consultation – youth engagement project January 2023 - April 2023 In November 2022, the Scottish Government published a series of proposals aimed at restricting alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland, in...


A Youth Voice Network for Scotland

...and builds on our own research and data Click here for more Participation & engagement This work is a key aspect of achieving our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish Click here for...


Pupil Support Staff Learning Programme 

...several strands of work we’ve been involved in over recent years – meaningful participation, engagement and co-production, our contribution to the Independent Care Review, and providing pupil support staff with learning and development...


Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

... Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online 3 Mar 2021 Claudia Baldacchino from social innovation charity People Know How – a contributor to our upcoming Learning Week – discusses how the organisation has...


Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and Childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children's voice at heart of new participation and engagement guidelines

... Children's voices at heart of new participation and engagement guidelines 11 September 2019 Children in Scotland has launched refreshed guidelines for the meaningful engagement of children and young people. Originally published in 2017, the...


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

... First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer 19 July 2019 My first week at Children in Scotland was brilliant – little did I know my second week would be even better! I have seen a lot of...


New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage

... New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage 3 June 2019 We've launched a new resource aimed at supporting practitioners working with young people, with a particular focus on the area of heritage. Policy...


Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...today. In the magazine's lead four-page interview, Kenny Murray, Director of Inclusion and engagement at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting Care Experienced people. Since the late...


Innovation in school meals in focus, as International School Meals Day 2024 launches

...Meals Day is managed by Children in Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government.  Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, Simon Massey, said: 'So much has changed over recent years with both challenges and exciting...


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

...the last three decades, we expect it will be a very inspiring evening.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Yopa and to work with an organisation who...


New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...possibilities improving the lives of children and our society’s future.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement & Learning said: “Supporting and developing the children’s workforce is a priority area for Children in Scotland and we are...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...for children and families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...to your organisation’s needs Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...members working in the befriending sector. Find out more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...2023 The Inclusion Ambassadors were highlighted as a strong example of positive participation, engagement and pupil voice. The report is the culmination of a study commissioned by the European Association of Service Providers for People with...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...pursuit to better the lives of children, young people and their families. Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland said: “We’ve been working hard to keep the activities Children in Scotland charge for as low-cost...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...incorporation back on the horizon. I look forward to leading Children in Scotland’s policy and engagement work and collaborating with colleagues across the sector to improve outcomes and work towards a Scotland where all children and young...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...amount of information we had to share with colleagues from Policy, Projects and Participation, engagement and Learning and Central Services. I mentioned that I was filled with pride as I listened, and this was in part due to feeling a sense of...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...which was demonstrated in their entry. Media contact: Jennifer Drummond, Senior Communications and engagement Officer, Enquire (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri): jdrummond@childreninscotland.org.uk Inclusion Ambassdors Find out more about the...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...to The Promise  16 Aug 2023 As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout...


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

...to engage with the consultation. Today, we are delighted to be publishing our report on this engagement activity. The work we undertook was not without its challenges. When we began, we received some negative comments questioning why we were...


The future of football is in your hands

...The future of football is in your hands 6 Jun 2023 Kieren Mooney, Participation and engagement Officer at the Scottish FA, discusses the  ‘Youth Ambassadors of Change’ programme, and the many ways that children and young people can get...


One step at a time

...people. I identified people I had worked with over the past 20 years, who met our criteria for engagement with young people and they became “Associates” who delivered the sessions with anyone requesting support. Each one of them brought...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...in September 2023. For more information contact: Jennifer Drummond, Senior Communications and engagement Officer, Enquire - jdrummond@childreninscotland.org.uk   Editor Notes The Inclusion Ambassadors is a national group, funded by the...


Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project

...to organisations and collaborations to #KeepThePromise Click here for more Participation and engagement Meaningful participation and engagement with children and young people is a key part of our work Click here for...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...start to recruit to the two groups who will develop the learning programme. Simon Massey, Head of engagement & Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “I am so pleased that we can officially launch this project and really excited to see what...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...the sector with the offer of free membership 13 Mar 2023 Children in Scotland's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...has provided Children in Scotland with an opportunity to explore how museums can improve their engagement with this age group and ensure the potential of what the sector has to offer are fully realised.   The project brought together three...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

“Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”
Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...about our Manifesto for the 2021-26 parliament, is also being developed. A big part of ongoing engagement will be about using our channels to broadcast the experiences and views of our audience, building dialogue and signposting our collective...

engagement events Learning membership network

NTSG: engagement with children and young people

... engagement with children and young people The Scottish Government has made a welcomed commitment to full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law. The UNCRC requires national and local...


The participation and engagement of children and young people: Our principles and guidelines (Revised September 2019)

AC24 - Speaker Bios

...to work as the CEO of Progressio Ireland. Judith returned home to Scotland in 2013 as Head of engagement with the Scottish Charity Regulator where she has had the pleasure of working with many charities across Scotland. She is currently the...


Our Trainers & Speakers

30th anniversary

...commitment to The Promise As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...page. Below you can read reports, policy summaries and resources all of which are based on our engagement with children, young people and families. Additional Support for Learning Action Plan Report Report on the Delivery of the ASL...


Insight - Issue 3

...this issue: We interview Kenny Murray, Who Cares? Scotland’s Director of Influence and engagement about why lifelong support for Care Experienced people is vital, and how accountability is key Magic Torch Comics highlight the power...


Our history

...Government-funded projects emerge.  New guidelines about the principles of participation and engagement were launched. Young people were appointed to the Board for the first time. Most significantly, in 2017 a children and young people’s...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...be participating in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how you can get involved. Young people who receive democratic education at school or in a...


Funding available for essential digital devices

...in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May 2020 Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online 3 March...

community digital funding Support

Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...challenging poverty: improving family wellbeing and children’s mental health’ Toolkit of engagement ideas for children and young people Workshop 4 – Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB) Diline Abushaban, Safe Haven Project Leader, Hannah...


Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation Officer

...our busy Policy, Projects and Participation Department. You will help ensure our policy work and engagement projects with children and young people run smoothly through delivering policy and research activity, supporting direct work with children...


Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...programme was born from research for Education Scotland on structural barriers to STEM engagement in schools, highlighting that youth workers lack confidence in teaching with STEM. The research found that challenges to education include...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system

...on navigating youth justice system Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website, launched by the Children and Young People’s Centre for...

engagement Participation Support youth justice


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Nicola Killean joins expert line-up for Children in Scotland’s Annual Conference 2024

...available over the two days. As part of Children in Scotland’s commitment to participation and engagement, Nicola will co-chair with a young person, and will introduce contributors and share reflections as the packed programme gets...


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

...and opportunities, and live in a world free from discrimination.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Yopa and to work with an organisation who...


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

...of AI, introduced the subject of children’s rights, and shared how AI systems could impact them. engagement work took place in four different schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirlingshire and Shetland, and Children’s Parliament, in partnership...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...views as part of the Our Hearings, Our Voice group, an example some of the principles of good engagement with children and young people. It’s also vitally important that we use existing evidence wisely, and we don’t keep asking children...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...will participate in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get involved. Young people who receive democratic education at school or in a youth...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...published by LGBT Youth Scotland in November 2023 Click here to access Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...and young people in our work, our team helped to deliver a range of projects, workshops and engagement sessions. In February, for example, we distributed £86,000 to 161 successful applicants as part of the Access All Arts Fund (click here...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...young people and families living in Scotland. Click to find out more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...Dec 2023 With Children in Scotland's flagship event returning in 2024, the organisation's Head of engagement and Learning, Simon Massey, discusses the event's aims and the planning that's taking place After a two-year break due to the pandemic,...


Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

... Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online 3 Mar 2021 Claudia Baldacchino from social innovation charity People Know How – a contributor to our upcoming Learning Week – discusses how the organisation has...


Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and Childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children's voice at heart of new participation and engagement guidelines

... Children's voices at heart of new participation and engagement guidelines 11 September 2019 Children in Scotland has launched refreshed guidelines for the meaningful engagement of children and young people. Originally published in 2017, the...


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

... First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer 19 July 2019 My first week at Children in Scotland was brilliant – little did I know my second week would be even better! I have seen a lot of...


New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage

... New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage 3 June 2019 We've launched a new resource aimed at supporting practitioners working with young people, with a particular focus on the area of heritage. Policy...


Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...today. In the magazine's lead four-page interview, Kenny Murray, Director of Inclusion and engagement at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting Care Experienced people. Since the late...


Innovation in school meals in focus, as International School Meals Day 2024 launches

...Meals Day is managed by Children in Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government.  Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, Simon Massey, said: 'So much has changed over recent years with both challenges and exciting...


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

...the last three decades, we expect it will be a very inspiring evening.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Yopa and to work with an organisation who...


New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...possibilities improving the lives of children and our society’s future.” Simon Massey, Head of engagement & Learning said: “Supporting and developing the children’s workforce is a priority area for Children in Scotland and we are...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...for children and families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...to your organisation’s needs Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...members working in the befriending sector. Find out more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...2023 The Inclusion Ambassadors were highlighted as a strong example of positive participation, engagement and pupil voice. The report is the culmination of a study commissioned by the European Association of Service Providers for People with...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...pursuit to better the lives of children, young people and their families. Simon Massey, Head of engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland said: “We’ve been working hard to keep the activities Children in Scotland charge for as low-cost...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...incorporation back on the horizon. I look forward to leading Children in Scotland’s policy and engagement work and collaborating with colleagues across the sector to improve outcomes and work towards a Scotland where all children and young...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...amount of information we had to share with colleagues from Policy, Projects and Participation, engagement and Learning and Central Services. I mentioned that I was filled with pride as I listened, and this was in part due to feeling a sense of...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...which was demonstrated in their entry. Media contact: Jennifer Drummond, Senior Communications and engagement Officer, Enquire (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri): jdrummond@childreninscotland.org.uk Inclusion Ambassdors Find out more about the...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...to The Promise  16 Aug 2023 As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout...


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

...to engage with the consultation. Today, we are delighted to be publishing our report on this engagement activity. The work we undertook was not without its challenges. When we began, we received some negative comments questioning why we were...


The future of football is in your hands

...The future of football is in your hands 6 Jun 2023 Kieren Mooney, Participation and engagement Officer at the Scottish FA, discusses the  ‘Youth Ambassadors of Change’ programme, and the many ways that children and young people can get...


One step at a time

...people. I identified people I had worked with over the past 20 years, who met our criteria for engagement with young people and they became “Associates” who delivered the sessions with anyone requesting support. Each one of them brought...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...in September 2023. For more information contact: Jennifer Drummond, Senior Communications and engagement Officer, Enquire - jdrummond@childreninscotland.org.uk   Editor Notes The Inclusion Ambassadors is a national group, funded by the...


Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project

...to organisations and collaborations to #KeepThePromise Click here for more Participation and engagement Meaningful participation and engagement with children and young people is a key part of our work Click here for...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...start to recruit to the two groups who will develop the learning programme. Simon Massey, Head of engagement & Learning at Children in Scotland, said: “I am so pleased that we can officially launch this project and really excited to see what...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...the sector with the offer of free membership 13 Mar 2023 Children in Scotland's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...has provided Children in Scotland with an opportunity to explore how museums can improve their engagement with this age group and ensure the potential of what the sector has to offer are fully realised.   The project brought together three...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

“Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”
Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...about our Manifesto for the 2021-26 parliament, is also being developed. A big part of ongoing engagement will be about using our channels to broadcast the experiences and views of our audience, building dialogue and signposting our collective...

engagement events Learning membership network


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Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation Officer

...our busy Policy, Projects and Participation Department. You will help ensure our policy work and engagement projects with children and young people run smoothly through delivering policy and research activity, supporting direct work with children...



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AC24 - Speaker Bios

...to work as the CEO of Progressio Ireland. Judith returned home to Scotland in 2013 as Head of engagement with the Scottish Charity Regulator where she has had the pleasure of working with many charities across Scotland. She is currently the...


Our Trainers & Speakers

30th anniversary

...commitment to The Promise As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...page. Below you can read reports, policy summaries and resources all of which are based on our engagement with children, young people and families. Additional Support for Learning Action Plan Report Report on the Delivery of the ASL...


Our history

...Government-funded projects emerge.  New guidelines about the principles of participation and engagement were launched. Young people were appointed to the Board for the first time. Most significantly, in 2017 a children and young people’s...


Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...challenging poverty: improving family wellbeing and children’s mental health’ Toolkit of engagement ideas for children and young people Workshop 4 – Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB) Diline Abushaban, Safe Haven Project Leader, Hannah...



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NTSG: engagement with children and young people
post

... engagement with children and young people The Scottish Government has made a welcomed commitment to full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law. The UNCRC requires national and local...


The participation and engagement of children and young people: Our principles and guidelines (Revised September 2019)
attachment
Insight - Issue 3
post

...this issue: We interview Kenny Murray, Who Cares? Scotland’s Director of Influence and engagement about why lifelong support for Care Experienced people is vital, and how accountability is key Magic Torch Comics highlight the power...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...be participating in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how you can get involved. Young people who receive democratic education at school or in a...


Funding available for essential digital devices
post

...in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May 2020 Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online 3 March...

community digital funding Support

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

...programme was born from research for Education Scotland on structural barriers to STEM engagement in schools, highlighting that youth workers lack confidence in teaching with STEM. The research found that challenges to education include...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system
post

...on navigating youth justice system Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website, launched by the Children and Young People’s Centre for...

engagement Participation Support youth justice