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Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...Making research fun to include everybody’s voices 10 Apr 2024 The Live Music and Mental Health project, delivered in partnership between Children in Scotland, University of Stirling and Scottish Ensemble, explored the barriers to children and...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...lives from a young age”. (Click here to visit the Innovation in Fatherhood and Family Research website) An advisory board on Fathers led by Scottish government and Health Scotland, met for several years and out of this Year of the Dad,...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...parents and those in a parenting roles face today, Parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine research involving over 4000 parents and carers in Scotland. With the final report launching on 4 June,...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...focus on this Child Safety Week, or in your accident prevention work throughout the year. You can search by safety topic and resource type, so however you share information with families, you can find what you need. Brand new for this year,...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...Kids team are often developing their knowledge and practice. Are there any new areas of research you are currently exploring? At With Kids, we run the MSc in Play Therapy at Queen Margaret University (click here for more) and have an input...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...Feart report, released April 29, summarises the findings from a small-scale qualitative piece of research with young women and practitioners – here are some of the things they told us about their experiences. Accessing adult support Young...


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

...April 19, the Plan 2024-28 was formed by reviewing more than 130 pieces of evidence and research on children and young people’s views, and analysing responses from over 5,000 children and young people, who engaged with a survey asking...


Why child healthy weight matters

...a range of activities to grow the evidence base to support what we know works. We worked with researchers at the University of Glasgow to undertake an in-depth longitudinal analysis of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) survey (click here for...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...the resulting harms can often be mistakenly attributed to other things in their lives. Research has shown that 26% of 11–17-year-olds have spent their own money on gambling in the last 12 months and that 48% of young people 11-17 have...


Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

...to be properly resourced. “This welcome funding announcement highlights the power of youth-led research into issues which affect young people. We were able to capture evidence, as peers, facilitating focus groups which would not have been...


Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

...1 in 4 UK children live in poverty and 1.4 million are thought to have a mental health disorder. Research from The Children’s Society last November found that an estimated 1 in 5 children (20%) are worried about how much money their family has,...


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...


International School Meals Day (2013-2024)

...to help foster healthy eating habits in school and at home, and to share policies, practices and research’, and the first ISMD took place in 2013. Thanks to Scottish Government funding and a core of international partners, Children in Scotland...


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...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...with childcare – either finding it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more parents are choosing to leave the workforce in an attempt to save money. According to research from Flexible...


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

...future plans. Dr Alexia Barrable, lecturer in Psychology and Education at QMU, will discuss her research into how interactions with the natural world can affect children and young people’s wellbeing. A panel discussion, moderated by Ken Corish,...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

...of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies ways more children and young people in Scotland can experience the mental health and...


Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...(Click here for more). Insights from Every Story Matters will be combined with bespoke research being conducted by independent research specialists, Verian, to ensure children and young people’s first-hand experiences shape the future...


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...


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...


2024 Child Development Series

...practice this Autumn and take advantage of our exclusive series offer. Delve into the latest research and gain fresh perspectives on how children’s brains are developing in the context of new challenges we face in today's society. Human...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...but essential for a child to thrive in the home, early years, and school settings. Using current research from world-renowned experts, we will explore the sequence of development for each principle to gain a clear understanding of where the...


AC24 - Resources

...to AI For further information about Dr Mhairi Aitken’s and The Alan Turing Institute’s research into this area, click here. Online safety products and services for children and young people Our panel moderator, Ken Corish is the Online...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...the home of New Ideas, continually innovating and developing our product range with teacher led research and play in mind. Champions of rural and real-life childhoods, where children are encouraged to play and take part in activities that enable...


Workshops AC24

...in preventative measures into your role and organisation. 5d Youth leadership: youth-led research & youth governance OPEN Room: Cap & Thistle Suite Follow OPEN’s journey from a small youth-led peer education project to a...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...Programme at The Alan Turing Institute, a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Digital Environment Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. At the Alan Turing...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...prevent family and youth homelessness from Rock Trust | description Youth leadership: youth-led research & youth governance from OPEN | description Incorporating children's rights into an education setting from Firrhill High School |...


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

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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Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...Making research fun to include everybody’s voices 10 Apr 2024 The Live Music and Mental Health project, delivered in partnership between Children in Scotland, University of Stirling and Scottish Ensemble, explored the barriers to children and...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...lives from a young age”. (Click here to visit the Innovation in Fatherhood and Family Research website) An advisory board on Fathers led by Scottish government and Health Scotland, met for several years and out of this Year of the Dad,...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...parents and those in a parenting roles face today, Parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine research involving over 4000 parents and carers in Scotland. With the final report launching on 4 June,...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...focus on this Child Safety Week, or in your accident prevention work throughout the year. You can search by safety topic and resource type, so however you share information with families, you can find what you need. Brand new for this year,...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...Kids team are often developing their knowledge and practice. Are there any new areas of research you are currently exploring? At With Kids, we run the MSc in Play Therapy at Queen Margaret University (click here for more) and have an input...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...Feart report, released April 29, summarises the findings from a small-scale qualitative piece of research with young women and practitioners – here are some of the things they told us about their experiences. Accessing adult support Young...


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

...April 19, the Plan 2024-28 was formed by reviewing more than 130 pieces of evidence and research on children and young people’s views, and analysing responses from over 5,000 children and young people, who engaged with a survey asking...


Why child healthy weight matters

...a range of activities to grow the evidence base to support what we know works. We worked with researchers at the University of Glasgow to undertake an in-depth longitudinal analysis of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) survey (click here for...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...the resulting harms can often be mistakenly attributed to other things in their lives. Research has shown that 26% of 11–17-year-olds have spent their own money on gambling in the last 12 months and that 48% of young people 11-17 have...


Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

...to be properly resourced. “This welcome funding announcement highlights the power of youth-led research into issues which affect young people. We were able to capture evidence, as peers, facilitating focus groups which would not have been...


Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

...1 in 4 UK children live in poverty and 1.4 million are thought to have a mental health disorder. Research from The Children’s Society last November found that an estimated 1 in 5 children (20%) are worried about how much money their family has,...


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...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...with childcare – either finding it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more parents are choosing to leave the workforce in an attempt to save money. According to research from Flexible...


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

...future plans. Dr Alexia Barrable, lecturer in Psychology and Education at QMU, will discuss her research into how interactions with the natural world can affect children and young people’s wellbeing. A panel discussion, moderated by Ken Corish,...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

...of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies ways more children and young people in Scotland can experience the mental health and...


Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...(Click here for more). Insights from Every Story Matters will be combined with bespoke research being conducted by independent research specialists, Verian, to ensure children and young people’s first-hand experiences shape the future...


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...


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


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

2024 Child Development Series

...practice this Autumn and take advantage of our exclusive series offer. Delve into the latest research and gain fresh perspectives on how children’s brains are developing in the context of new challenges we face in today's society. Human...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...but essential for a child to thrive in the home, early years, and school settings. Using current research from world-renowned experts, we will explore the sequence of development for each principle to gain a clear understanding of where the...


AC24 - Resources

...to AI For further information about Dr Mhairi Aitken’s and The Alan Turing Institute’s research into this area, click here. Online safety products and services for children and young people Our panel moderator, Ken Corish is the Online...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...the home of New Ideas, continually innovating and developing our product range with teacher led research and play in mind. Champions of rural and real-life childhoods, where children are encouraged to play and take part in activities that enable...


Workshops AC24

...in preventative measures into your role and organisation. 5d Youth leadership: youth-led research & youth governance OPEN Room: Cap & Thistle Suite Follow OPEN’s journey from a small youth-led peer education project to a...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...Programme at The Alan Turing Institute, a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Digital Environment Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. At the Alan Turing...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...prevent family and youth homelessness from Rock Trust | description Youth leadership: youth-led research & youth governance from OPEN | description Incorporating children's rights into an education setting from Firrhill High School |...


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....



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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

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