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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...Scotland and open to all Children in Scotland members, Amy will share the findings from her research. Ahead of the Forum, held on Wednesday, 20 March, Amy highlights why it is such a critical time to address children’s access to hobbies in...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...plans to ban single use vapes and raise the legal age for the sale of tobacco, especially as research suggests that almost one in five adolescents has tried vaping. “Changing our World’s evidence paper shows that children are just as...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...Judith finished the ambitious itinerary on Friday 17 November as she descended Arthur’s seat, Edinburgh, where she was joined by staff members. So far, the challenge has raised more than £2,000. Reach The website for young...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...they believe in, and feel confident in their transition to adulthood Less homelessness Better research will be available about how mental health affects different groups of people Better support for people with addictions and more research on...


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

...we want to hear about the great work you are delivering, innovation in your specialist areas, research you’ve undertaken and what you are doing with it, and how you are making a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.   Click here to...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...the same space, which should mean that children and other family members experience a much more seamless and sympathetic all-round service. Being able to record video interviews to a consistently high standard in the Bairns’ Hoose should also...


Health Inequalities: Participative Research Project

... Health Inequalities: Participative Research with Children and Young People February 2019- May 2020 Children in Scotland was funded by the Wellcome Trust to carry out a participative research project with children and young people aged 10-18...


A Youth Voice Network for Scotland

...& Influencing All our policy and influencing work is evidence-based 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...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

... Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work 1 Aug 2023 Professor Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...Research reveals almost half of secondary school pupils are missing out on hobbies Media release 10 February New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on out-of-school activities or hobbies,...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

Impact report and animation reveal the benefits of peer research in participation projects

... Impact report reveals the benefits of peer research in participation projects 26 Jan 2023 Children in Scotland has published an impact report on evaluation from the Participation through the Pandemic project. The report reveals the...

children and young people pandemic research

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

... Education reform: "We need to learn from research and practice" 30 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child poverty research

...people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child poverty rates across the UK over the past...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

... Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland today launched a new peer research report into health inequalities in communities, undertaken by young researchers from Dalmarnock Primary...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

... Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality 29 January 2020 Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young campaigner Ruby’s work on challenging gender stereotypes in...


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

... Self-care and a focus on our wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer 30 Jul 2019 My third week at Children in Scotland started off a little differently to the others. I was unwell and had to take the day...


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...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

... Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer 12 Jul 2019 My first week working within the Policy, Projects and Participations team has been a blast! To be able to work on matters...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities 3 June 2019 Children in Scotland has been funded from the Wellcome Trust to carry out a peer research project documenting the relationship between place and health...


sea change or same old?

... sea change or same old? Reflecting on the Year of Young People, Amy Woodhouse asks what the lasting impact will be So that’s it. The Year of Young People (YOYP) 2018 is complete. How was it for you? Let’s start with the obvious question...


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

...staff skills in key areas. Drawing on expertise, the two organisations will explore potential research and funding opportunities focused on improving the lives of children and young people, as well as creating events that will foster...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...and the Lothians. She will finish her challenge on Friday 17 November as she descends Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh. Her full itinerary includes: Judith said: “As the challenge grows closer I am feeling a lot of excitement, and a touch of...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...on the selection of the Inclusion Ambassadors as a case study, Justine Zutautaite, Research Coordinator and Associate at the Policy Impact Lab said: “In discussions around education policy, or even when making decisions on...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...a couple of Corbetts and Grahams, before finishing up on 17 November as she descends Arthur’s seat. She will be joined by friends and colleagues from the organisation at various stages of her challenge.   Judith said: “As Children in...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to collect a gold medal. Carrie Cowley shares the process of designing the Elsewhere...


Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

...Estate Scotland’s plan for 2020-23. The views of seven to 25 year olds on Scotland's land, seabed and coast were gathered through direct sessions and an online survey during November and December 2019. Engagement work took place in three...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

New research with young cancer patients

... Magazine / News: New research seeks to better understand the experiences of young cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people...

cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people

Child-led research into justice in Scotland

... Magazine / News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice Children think...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

CHANGE: Further reading - project reports and research papers

... Further reading - project reports and research papers The CHANGE project has engaged with a number of local families and community partners since the project began in 2016. The project team gathered and presented this information alongside...


Member Spotlight: seamab

... “My home is seamab” “My home is seamab. It’s a place for people like me who have had a hard start in life. seamab is a place where you can grow up better and achieve things beyond your imagination.” - seamab pupil Residential school...


Projects search

Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

...Children in Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...record spanning 25 years, Nicola stands as a beacon for vulnerable children and young people. As a seasoned trainer and consultant, she brings forth a wealth of experience, offering invaluable insights to those who support these individuals....


Shilla Shomai

...at the University of Worcester and is passionate about promoting children’s rights. Her research, entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced Parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social...

shomai

Building Happier Futures
Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
design Education environment schools

David Yule

...youth worker with LGBT+ young people. David has completed an MSc in Social Policy & Research and has since applied this learning within the children's rights sector working on projects to enhance children and young people's meaningful...

yule

Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...to the field. Notably, this model stands as the first of its kind to undergo independent research, solidifying its status as an evidence-based narrative model. The validated outcomes of this approach showcase its efficacy in aiding...


30th anniversary

...on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores what has changed since the report was launched, and looks at the work that is still needed. Click here to access An exciting time...


Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign
changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government

Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
art care experienced people care system digital

Our history

...the outset, Children in Scotland became known for its EU and international partnerships and research. The CEO’s role as the UK representative on the European Commission’s Childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day

...low incomes, who may struggle to find extra money in the household budget. According to recent research from CPAG, parents across the UK typically need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Rural Action Fund reopens for applications

...Scotland website: www.youthscotland.org.uk/programme/rural-action-fund Related content Research reveals almost half of secondary school pupils are missing out on hobbies 10 February 2023 How the arts helped me rewrite my life story 22...

rural young people youth work

Member Insight Blog: Latest

...in Scotland for LGBT Young People Paul Daly is Interim Senior Policy, Participation and Research Manager at LGBT Youth Scotland Click here for more Make cyber security fun for children Frances O'Neill is founder...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...artists. Now, the initiative is encouraging musicians aged 14 to 19 to join its upcoming touring season, which will include performing at venues across Scotland, while also learning from seasoned industry professionals through a series of...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
animation Children law young people

Georgia Johnston

...and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Team at UNICEF. She provided administrative support as well as research insight for projects that provided mental health care and psychosocial support to children who went through humanitarian crises. Additionally,...

Johnston

Environmental design challenge

...Museum, Glasgow Magazine / News: Pupils challenged to design new ways of tackling Clyde sea litter Posted 27 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea


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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...Scotland and open to all Children in Scotland members, Amy will share the findings from her research. Ahead of the Forum, held on Wednesday, 20 March, Amy highlights why it is such a critical time to address children’s access to hobbies in...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...plans to ban single use vapes and raise the legal age for the sale of tobacco, especially as research suggests that almost one in five adolescents has tried vaping. “Changing our World’s evidence paper shows that children are just as...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...Judith finished the ambitious itinerary on Friday 17 November as she descended Arthur’s seat, Edinburgh, where she was joined by staff members. So far, the challenge has raised more than £2,000. Reach The website for young...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...they believe in, and feel confident in their transition to adulthood Less homelessness Better research will be available about how mental health affects different groups of people Better support for people with addictions and more research on...


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

...we want to hear about the great work you are delivering, innovation in your specialist areas, research you’ve undertaken and what you are doing with it, and how you are making a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.   Click here to...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...the same space, which should mean that children and other family members experience a much more seamless and sympathetic all-round service. Being able to record video interviews to a consistently high standard in the Bairns’ Hoose should also...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

... Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work 1 Aug 2023 Professor Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...Research reveals almost half of secondary school pupils are missing out on hobbies Media release 10 February New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on out-of-school activities or hobbies,...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

Impact report and animation reveal the benefits of peer research in participation projects

... Impact report reveals the benefits of peer research in participation projects 26 Jan 2023 Children in Scotland has published an impact report on evaluation from the Participation through the Pandemic project. The report reveals the...

children and young people pandemic research

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

... Education reform: "We need to learn from research and practice" 30 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

“We cannot witness another generation of young people going through this” – our staff share project learning in response to latest child poverty research

...people going through this” – our staff share learning in response to latest child poverty research 28 May 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to  new research showing a marked rise in child poverty rates across the UK over the past...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

... Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland today launched a new peer research report into health inequalities in communities, undertaken by young researchers from Dalmarnock Primary...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

... Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality 29 January 2020 Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young campaigner Ruby’s work on challenging gender stereotypes in...


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

... Self-care and a focus on our wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer 30 Jul 2019 My third week at Children in Scotland started off a little differently to the others. I was unwell and had to take the day...


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...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

... Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer 12 Jul 2019 My first week working within the Policy, Projects and Participations team has been a blast! To be able to work on matters...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities 3 June 2019 Children in Scotland has been funded from the Wellcome Trust to carry out a peer research project documenting the relationship between place and health...


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

...staff skills in key areas. Drawing on expertise, the two organisations will explore potential research and funding opportunities focused on improving the lives of children and young people, as well as creating events that will foster...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...and the Lothians. She will finish her challenge on Friday 17 November as she descends Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh. Her full itinerary includes: Judith said: “As the challenge grows closer I am feeling a lot of excitement, and a touch of...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...on the selection of the Inclusion Ambassadors as a case study, Justine Zutautaite, Research Coordinator and Associate at the Policy Impact Lab said: “In discussions around education policy, or even when making decisions on...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...a couple of Corbetts and Grahams, before finishing up on 17 November as she descends Arthur’s seat. She will be joined by friends and colleagues from the organisation at various stages of her challenge.   Judith said: “As Children in...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to collect a gold medal. Carrie Cowley shares the process of designing the Elsewhere...


Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

...Estate Scotland’s plan for 2020-23. The views of seven to 25 year olds on Scotland's land, seabed and coast were gathered through direct sessions and an online survey during November and December 2019. Engagement work took place in three...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people


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Shilla Shomai

...at the University of Worcester and is passionate about promoting children’s rights. Her research, entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced Parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social...

shomai

David Yule

...youth worker with LGBT+ young people. David has completed an MSc in Social Policy & Research and has since applied this learning within the children's rights sector working on projects to enhance children and young people's meaningful...

yule

Georgia Johnston

...and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Team at UNICEF. She provided administrative support as well as research insight for projects that provided mental health care and psychosocial support to children who went through humanitarian crises. Additionally,...

Johnston


CHANGE: Further reading - project reports and research papers

... Further reading - project reports and research papers The CHANGE project has engaged with a number of local families and community partners since the project began in 2016. The project team gathered and presented this information alongside...


Projects search

Our Trainers & Speakers

...record spanning 25 years, Nicola stands as a beacon for vulnerable children and young people. As a seasoned trainer and consultant, she brings forth a wealth of experience, offering invaluable insights to those who support these individuals....


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...to the field. Notably, this model stands as the first of its kind to undergo independent research, solidifying its status as an evidence-based narrative model. The validated outcomes of this approach showcase its efficacy in aiding...


30th anniversary

...on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores what has changed since the report was launched, and looks at the work that is still needed. Click here to access An exciting time...


Our history

...the outset, Children in Scotland became known for its EU and international partnerships and research. The CEO’s role as the UK representative on the European Commission’s Childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and...



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sea change or same old?
post

... sea change or same old? Reflecting on the Year of Young People, Amy Woodhouse asks what the lasting impact will be So that’s it. The Year of Young People (YOYP) 2018 is complete. How was it for you? Let’s start with the obvious question...


New research with young cancer patients
post

... Magazine / News: New research seeks to better understand the experiences of young cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people...

cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people

Child-led research into justice in Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice Children think...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

Member Spotlight: seamab
post

... “My home is seamab” “My home is seamab. It’s a place for people like me who have had a hard start in life. seamab is a place where you can grow up better and achieve things beyond your imagination.” - seamab pupil Residential school...


Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol
attachment

...Children in Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Building Happier Futures
postArts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
postdesign Education environment schools

Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign
postchanging our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government

Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
postart care experienced people care system digital

Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
postChildren Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
postchildcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...low incomes, who may struggle to find extra money in the household budget. According to recent research from CPAG, parents across the UK typically need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Rural Action Fund reopens for applications
post

...Scotland website: www.youthscotland.org.uk/programme/rural-action-fund Related content Research reveals almost half of secondary school pupils are missing out on hobbies 10 February 2023 How the arts helped me rewrite my life story 22...

rural young people youth work

Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...in Scotland for LGBT Young People Paul Daly is Interim Senior Policy, Participation and Research Manager at LGBT Youth Scotland Click here for more Make cyber security fun for children Frances O'Neill is founder...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...artists. Now, the initiative is encouraging musicians aged 14 to 19 to join its upcoming touring season, which will include performing at venues across Scotland, while also learning from seasoned industry professionals through a series of...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
postanimation Children law young people

Environmental design challenge
post

...Museum, Glasgow Magazine / News: Pupils challenged to design new ways of tackling Clyde sea litter Posted 27 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea