7th April 2022 by Jen Swan
An independent, web-based mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, through which the people of Scotland can give anonymous, real-time feedback about healthcare services.
Co-designing Scotland’s young people’s forest
21st March 2022 by Ellie Snape
To celebrate International Day of Forests, we asked Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland to tell us more about the landmark Young People's Forest project and how they have been progressing this work with young people.
Taking forward UNCRC implementation in Scotland
16th March 2022 by Ellie Snape
Scottish Government's Empowered Children and Young People’s Team take us through the steps that have been taken towards implementation of the UNCRC with children and young people on the one year anniversary of the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill by Scottish Parliament.
Managing Scotland’s forests: public and community input
3rd March 2022 by Jen Swan
Across all of our work at Forestry Land Scotland, input from the public and communities is encouraged and is very important to us.
Young people’s participation with LGBT Youth Scotland
28th February 2022 by Ellie Snape
LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people. They have also been doing participation work with young people for well over 10 years. I sat down with Sarah Anderson, the LGBT Youth Scotland Policy and Participation Officer for a chat about the work they do.
Embedding participation in the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission
18th February 2022 by Órlaith McAree
The blog shares insights into the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s approach to embedding participation.
Ending the need for food banks
18th February 2022 by Jen Swan
The Scottish Government has published a draft plan on ending the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity. In this blog we hear from the food insecurities team about how people were involved in its development and what happens next.
Engaging on the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care
16th February 2022 by Jen Swan
In October 2021 with the publication of the refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy, we committed to developing Scotland’s first dedicated Data Strategy for Health and Social Care. In this blog colleagues from the Digital Health and Care team share how they are engaging stakeholder and citizens in the development of this strategy.
Faith and belief engagement
3rd February 2022 by Jen Swan
Faith and belief stakeholders represent a large cross-section of the population of Scotland, making them valuable contributors to policy development.
Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scottish education
24th January 2022 by Jen Swan
Participatory budgeting can be a powerful way for children and young people to have their say on decisions that affect them.