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What kind of place is a neighbourhood?

Most people use “place” and “space” to mean the same thing at times. For some researchers there is an important difference between these two words. “Space” could be any location of any size at any time. A “place” is like this, but it has one special difference. Meaning. Spaces are geographic locations you could forget… Continue reading What kind of place is a neighbourhood?

The role of the backbone organisation in collective impact approaches

As we started out in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock we have been learning from other children's neighbourhood approaches, where there is a lot of emphasis on the role of the 'backbone organisation'. The idea behind this is to have a central impartial body to support the neighbourhood approach and the collaborations to achieve this. Here in… Continue reading The role of the backbone organisation in collective impact approaches

Theory of Change Workshop with the International Futures Forum

The International Futures Forum facilitated a workshop to explore, improve and develop the CNS Theory of Change (please head over to our blog of gathering context and theory of change). We convened the local partners we’ve been working with to date along with members of our planning team to involve differing perspectives. To get a… Continue reading Theory of Change Workshop with the International Futures Forum

Working towards a vision of collect impact

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland is working with partners and local people in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock to improve services, resources, opportunities and chances for the children and young people who live there. By working in partnership across the community, Children’s Neighbourhoods aims to build on the good work and investment already happening locally and to place a… Continue reading Working towards a vision of collect impact

Gathering the context and developing a Theory of Change

A Theory of Change visualises a project’s overall aims and the pre-conditions which need to be met in order to reach those aims. Using a Theory of Change (ToC) model allows a project to be contextualised by including inputs, assets and activities. When reviewing literature from other Children’s Communities we noticed that many of them… Continue reading Gathering the context and developing a Theory of Change