Everyone helps us to the finishing line

This short video shares the Inclusion as Prevention journey, who our partners are, what they do for IAP – and why it’s so important to work together in order to reach the finishing line. Please share on social media via #IAPcommunity. 

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IAP Football Project scores a goal in the community

“I just want to play football. It’s really hard to find a pitch to play on” Inclusion as Prevention (IAP) has shared findings from an innovative pilot project which provided access to football pitches for marginalised young people in South Lanarkshire, and the hugely positive impact this has had, both on them and the community. This project […]

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Working together to secure change

  Gerry Kiernan (South Lanarkshire Council) reflects on the value of IAP’s collaborative approach in bringing together services and professionals to change communities, in this excellent guest blog for IAP.   Having recently returned to working in local authority after ten years in the Third Sector, I was braced for that inevitable period where I […]

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Hope for transformation in secure care

As STARR – Scotland’s only curated space for secure care experienced people – celebrates winning a Young Scot Community Award, the group’s co-founder and chair Beth-Anne Logan reflects on how she’s using care experience to drive change and development in the care system in Scotland, in this guest blog for the Talking Hope project.` Being […]

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Grief, loss and Talking Hope

In this first guest post for the University of Strathclyde based Talking Hope project, Norrie Clark, service manager for Stepdown – a residential care service that helps to manage transitions for young people leaving secure care – discusses his findings and how they can relate to experiences of hope for both practitioners and the young […]

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Raising the participation game at St Mary’s Kenmure

St Mary’s Kenmure used CYCJ’s recent webinar with Professor Laura Lundy as an opportunity to raise awareness of participation amongst the team (and also have some fun!). Elaine Hamilton and Ian Nisbet tell us more… Within St Mary’s Kenmure (SMK), we as a Leadership team have been looking at ways in which we can progress […]

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Breaking the links between poverty and offending

‘Poverty is real and standards of living are likely to fall further.’ As Scotland’s Child Poverty Delivery Plan is launched, Maureen Roberts reflects on why it’s more important than ever to break the links between deprivation and offending behaviour. Since being seconded to CYCJ in 2021, I’ve been amazed at the breadth of consultation requests […]

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Why we’re empowering young people to take the lead

CYCJ is a partner host for the National Leadership Network, a new initiative that will empower care experienced young people to become leaders in their community.  Ross Gibson reflects on the real meaning of leadership – and why taking a collaborative approach can lead to ‘something even greater’. Leaders are everywhere; in politics, work, sport, groups, […]

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Staying safe and secure online

The impact of COVID-19 has seen many organisations adapting to the flexibility of working from home and the workplace. This brings new challenges, including the safety and security of staff, data and organisational compliance when it comes to remote online working. In this guest blog for Cyber Scotland Week, Scott Tees stresses the importance of […]

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