Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

Here at Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland, we're using a capabilities approach to help young people articulate their goals and aspirations - and to help them recognise the barriers and enablers to achieving these aims. Public services can be key enablers, but it's really important that new ideas are incorporated into their development - otherwise they can… Continue reading 4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

Concepts, ideas and research

The school with a heart for community

During a recent work trip to Manchester, members of the Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland team took the opportunity to visit Manchester Communications Academy (MCA), a creative, innovative and inspiring secondary school which has the whole community right at the heart of everything they do. Opened in 2010, and with the words “with you... for you... about… Continue reading The school with a heart for community

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

Gathering the context and developing a Theory of Change

When reviewing literature from other Children’s Communities we noticed that many of them used a Theory of Change, taking into account local recent context, available assets, and key outcomes for communities. This form of planning is often used successfully to promote social change in complex settings.