We work to improve the lives of children, young people and families by promoting positive change in policy and practice.

We use the information and experience from our services, and from the children and young people we work with, to develop our policy positions and influence change on the basis of what works and what matters to the people who use our services.

We work collaboratively across all sectors and political parties to achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people. We do this by:

  • working with politicians and civil servants
  • providing policy briefings and consultation responses
  • producing research and evidence
  • campaigning with other organisations on children and young people's issues in Scotland
  • contributing to policy work across the four nations to share learnings and best practice

Our current policy priority issues include:

Contact the Scotland Policy team

David Ferguson – Assistant Director, Policy and Influencing
Nicki Lawrence – Policy and Public Affairs Officer (lead on mental health and wellbeing)  
Maddy Kirkman – Policy Officer (lead on children in and leaving care and child sexual abuse)
Zaki El-Salahi – Children’s Rights Practice and Policy Officer

NB Nicki is on maternity leave from June 2020 to August 2021, during this period please contact David Ferguson