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Participation Network Event August 2021

Inclusion, experience and value in participation

In this Network Event, we explore the theme of inclusion, experience and value in participation projects, and how organisations in Scotland use different approaches, depending on the context.

We hear from a number of organisations on their methods of participation, as well as from those who have experiences of projects.

Our Contributors:

Ruth Harvey, Aberlour Child Care Trust

Gregor Clunie, Who Cares? Scotland

Liz Mitchell, Erin McGuigan, Rhianne Ewen, Love Inc Project

Celeste Berteau, Briege Nugent, Kevin Lafferty, Life Changes Trust

Shumela Ahmed, Resilience Learning Partnership


Participation: Listening to and valuing seldom heard voices

In this video Ruth Harvey, Rights & Participation Office at Aberlour Child Care Trust and Children and Young Persons Worker at Action for Children, discusses how to value and listen to the seldom heard voices of children and young people. 

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Bringing the voices of our members into the organisation

Gregor Clunie from Who Cares? Scotland explains about how they have introduced been their participation model, and the way in which they embed individual and collective member voice within the organisation.

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Making Participation Valuable - Our experince and learning

Liz Mitchell, Rhianne Ewen and Erin McGuigan from Love InC Project consider how we can ensure that love is at the heart of the care system, and how we can enable it to flourish.

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What does meaningful participation look like in research and evaluation?

Researchers Celeste Berteau, Briege Nugent and Kevin Lafferty of the Life Changes Trust discuss the life skills required to ask relevant questions in research.

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Trauma Informed Co-production: An ABCD Approach

In this video Shumela Ahmed from the Resilience Learning Partnership gives some examples of co-production in community projects.

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