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About us

Children in Scotland is the collective voice for children, young people and families in Scotland, and organisations and businesses that have a significant positive impact on children’s lives.

We are an influencing and membership organisation, comprised of representatives from the voluntary, public and private sectors.

Our vision is that Scotland becomes a world leader in securing the wellbeing of every child and improving the quality of every childhood.

We focus on Communication and Engagement; Influencing of Policy & Legislation; and Learning and Development, delivered through and extensive events and training programme.

All our activities reflect members’ priorities and our belief in children’s rights.

We work on members’ behalf to facilitate engagement, partnership, learning and communication with and between policy-makers, practitioners and children and families, underpinned by the principles of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC).

We offer objective analysis and expertise informed by a wide-ranging research base relating to children, young people and families.

A company limited by guarantee • Registered in Scotland No 83383 • Inland Revenue Charity No SC003527 • Vat No 875 7960 59

Work with us

Vacancies at Children in Scotland and with our members are posted here.

Our Staff

Find out more about the Children in Scotland staff team, their areas of expertise, and get in touch.

Our members

We share with our membership a common goal of creating better childhoods...

What we do

Children in Scotland uses the evidence, views and expertise of its members to influence policymaking.

Our vision and values

OUR VISION Scotland will become a world leader in securing the wellbeing...


Our governance arrangements are managed to the highest possible standard.