National Conversation on Dementia Strategy
11th November 2022 by Jen Swan
Scotland’s new dementia strategy is currently being developed. I recently caught up with Aidan and Sandhra from the Dementia Policy Unit within Scottish Government. We discussed how they are involving lived experience and other experts in the development of this new strategy, and how you can get involved too!
Let’s Talk Scottish Education: Our National Discussion
1st November 2022 by Professor Carol Campbell and Professor Alma Harris
Hear from the independent facilitators of the National Discussion on Scottish education about what the National Discussion is and why they want learners, parents, carers and education professionals to participate in the Discussion.
UNCRC implementation ‘The Right Way’ project: developing a framework for youth participation with young people at the centre
1st September 2022 by Ellie Craig
MSYP Ellie Craig provides an overview of the The Right Way project - embedding children and young people's participation in government processes to bring Article 12 of the UNCRC to life.
Scotland’s National Standards for Community Engagement
29th June 2022 by Jen Swan
We invited Paul Nelis from the Scottish Community Development Centre to explore the impact of Scotland’s National Standards for Community Engagement.
Collaborative approaches to planning the UNCRC national children’s rights awareness raising campaign – the story of the young people’s awareness raising subgroup
24th June 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
In our previous post ‘Taking forward UNCRC implementation in Scotland’ we highlighted our work co-planning a national awareness raising campaign on children’s rights, with children and young people involved in ‘Rights Right Now!’ We knew from the beginning that in order to make sure any Scottish Government campaign to raise awareness of children’s rights effective,...
Paths for All – dementia friendly health walks
9th June 2022 by Jen Swan
Paths for All, who are part funded by Scottish Government, involved people with dementia in the planning and design of their dementia friendly walking programme. We invited Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All to share the positive impact this has had. At Paths for All, we support a network of over 670...
Tackling climate policy with trusted messengers
1st June 2022 by Karen Fonstad
Following the success of Scotland’s Climate Assembly, the climate change engagement team are building on their experience of public climate conversations to develop their approach further.
NHS Lothian: a new framework for public engagement
26th May 2022 by Simon Malzer - Public Involvement and Engagement Manager, NHS Lothian
Simon Malzer, Public Involvement and Engagement Manager at NHS Lothian, shares some insight into the development of their new Framework for Public Engagement and creating the conditions for public participation in a large organisation.
Creating open, democratic spaces, where people can engage with each other on an equal basis
24th May 2022 by Karen Lawson - Collaborative Learning Lead
An ‘open space’ event is a democratic way for people to host a discussion around a topic that they are interested in. Sometimes this is called an ‘Unconference’, as it’s the people who attend who create the agenda and who host the different sessions. Recently, we hosted an open space event around how we engage with young people.
Putting the tea in teamwork
20th May 2022 by Jen Swan
In the last year, tea (yes, tea!) has helped to initiate over 170 conversations between over 240 Scottish Government employee’s about public engagement and participation.