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Glasgow Children’s Parliament Community Initiative (Children’s Parliament)

Intervention to effect a cultural shift in communities and promote human rights and pro-social relationships among young people on the periphery of anti-social behaviour or gang involvement.

Project summary

  • Funding awarded: £319,965
  • Duration of programme: 3 years
  • Number of beneficiaries: 1,224 children aged 9 to 11-years-old
  • Replication areas (Scotland): Glasgow
  • Partners: Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life

Intervention: Children’s Parliament Community Initiative Glasgow

Children’s Parliament Community Initiative Glasgow (CPCI) will target 8 to 14-year-olds from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds. The majority of these young people have issues of low self-confidence and self-esteem and are on the periphery of anti-social behaviour or gang involvement.

CPCI will effect a cultural shift in communities, promoting human rights, human dignity and pro-social relationships in the context of violence reduction, diversion from offending and inter-generational engagement. It will do this through direct work with children, training and support for adults and the creation of new professional understandings and partnerships.

CPCI pulls together work with parents/carers, community members and professional agencies to create the necessary network around these vulnerable children to effect real change.

Delivery organisation: Children’s Parliament

Children’s Parliament gives children the opportunity to voice their ideas, thoughts and feelings so that their concerns and opinions can be listened to and included in our social and political landscape.

Contact details

Glasgow Children's Parliament