What Kind of Edinburgh?

The What Kind of Edinburgh? project has given children and young people across Edinburgh the chance to influence how adults plan and run the city’s services.

Read about What Kind of Edinburgh? on the Children’s Parliament website.

What Kind of Edinburgh? follows on from 2017’s Edinburgh Children’s Partnership project. Children’s Parliament and Young Edinburgh Action delivered the project on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Children’s Partnership.

The project

What Kind of Edinburgh? worked with 40 children and young people to find out what matters to them and what they would like to see improve. Twenty decision makers from

  • the Council
  • NHS Lothian
  • the voluntary sector
  • Police Scotland

met with the children and young people six times from August 2018. They heard their views on the five priorities of the Edinburgh Children’s Partnership:

  • best start in life
  • health and wellbeing
  • fairness
  • achieving your best in education
  • participation and empowerment.

The decision-makers made pledges in response to the suggestions.

What Kind of Edinburgh? provides a model of strategic engagement for adult stakeholders, children and young people. It supports the public bodies who form Edinburgh Children’s Partnership to meet obligations defined in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act (2014).