Children's Rights

Imagine a Man - Building positive masculinity with young people

Imagine a Man is about building positive masculinity with young people. Talking about positive masculinity promotes healthier gender norms and create a more equitable and inclusive society. Positive masculinity benefits everyone.

In 2021 No Knives, Better Lives explored what it was like to be a boy or young man in Scotland today. The purpose of the research was to develop and deepen our understanding of how young people felt about masculinity and growing up, and whether there was early evidence of the impact of cultural and social norms around masculinity on risk taking and violent behaviour. As a result of this work we started to use the term positive masculinity.

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Children's Rights for Youth Workers: An Introduction

An overview of children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for youth workers in Scotland.

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Supporting Young People Experiencing Grief and Bereavement

This is an introduction for youth workers and other practitioners to compassionately work with young people experiencing grief and bereavement.

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Thinking Restoratively about ACEs, Trauma and Shame

This is part of a series of courses on Restorative Approaches. This courses explores adversity experienced by children and young people, and how we can use a restorative approach to support resilience, reintegration and transformation.

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Restorative Approaches and Hate Crime

This is part of a series of courses on Restorative Approaches. This courses explores the causes and impact of hate crime, online hate crime, and how to use a restorative approach to support young people experiencing and responsible for hate.  

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Integrating A Restorative Approach

This is part of a series of courses on Restorative Approaches. This courses introduces the practical elements of using a restorative approach, such as key restorative skills, types of restorative practice, and completing risk assessments and Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments.

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Restorative Approaches and Youth Work

This course gives an overview of the similarities of restorative approaches to a youth work approach, as well as detailing the connections with children's rights. 

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Introduction to Restorative Approaches

This foundational course introduces restorative justice and restorative approaches with an exploration of its origins and current work within Scotland.

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