Understanding and being understood – the importance of inclusive communications and child-friendly materials
16th November 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
Information is a key foundation of children’s rights and good participation practice. Providing information in child-friendly ways is vital for government. We share examples of best practice.
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.
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.
UEFA and civil partnerships bills drafted using digital tools
24th October 2019 by Niamh Webster
What do the UEFA European Championship and civil partnerships have in common? They’re recent bills being debated before becoming law. What’s interesting is that until now, bills have been drafted on paper. These are the first to be written using digital tools. It’s a move towards more open government. Guest blog from Matthew Lynch at…