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Voices Forum

Voices brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members to seek solutions for the most pressing issues affecting children in Scotland today.

Combined with participation from children and young people, and outputs from our Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum, it is a powerful collection of voices calling on decision-makers to improve children’s lives.

The Forum holds four events per year, complemented by opportunities for members to feed in their views and ideas remotely.

Every member of Children in Scotland is welcome to attend and contribute to Voices Forum meetings.

Previous meetings have covered a variety of subjects, including:

  • The National Planning Framework
  • Brexit and the children's sector
  • UNCRC and children's rights
  • Information Sharing (Scotland) Bill
  • Research seminar on Child Welfare Inequalities
  • Mental Health Strategy

Upcoming meetings

  • Thursday 16 June 2022 (10am -12pm). Topic: Independent Review of Scotland’s approach to assessment and qualifications
  • If you wish to reserve your place, please contact Dana Vreeswijk,

Members' forums

Get connected, informed and inspired as part of our network dedicated to improving children’s lives.

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Membership benefits

Our guide to all the benefits of joining our network.

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Meeting summary - March 2022

A summary from our discussion about "Child Friendly Places and Communities".

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Meeting summary - June 2019

A short summary of the conversation we had with our members about UNCRC incorporation.

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Meeting summary - June 2021

A full briefing from discussion about the upcoming Programme for Government.

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Meeting summary - March 2019

A short summary of our conversation about inclusive education and the Pupil Equity Fund.

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