Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) has published its 2020-2021 annual report.
Professor Chris Chapman, Director of Policy Scotland and Principal Investigator for Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, said: “It is also clear that the pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on the lives and outcomes for children and young people from our most disadvantaged communities. The pandemic has shone the spotlight on, and exacerbated, inequalities in our poorest neighbourhoods. It is in these neighbourhoods that CNS serves to support and strengthen, the pandemic has made the work of CNS more relevant and important than ever before.”
“Whilst it has been an extremely challenging year, I am immensely proud of the response of the CNS team. During these extraordinary times, CNS has manged to build effective partnerships and expand influence and reach, enhance impact, and share the learning from the programme across Scotland
and beyond. A growing number of international collaborations are putting the CNS approach on the international stage as a leading example of innovation that is rooted in Scottish values, traditions, and ambitions.”
A total of six CNS sites have now been established and work is underway across all CNS communities as described in detail in Section 3. CNS is working in the urban communities of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, Castlemilk and Drumchapel in Glasgow city, Radnor Park in Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire, and the rural community of Rigside and the small town of Lanark in South Lanarkshire.
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