Edinburgh Children's Services Plan: Children and Young People's opinions

Edinburgh Children’s Services Plan 2020-23: Children and Young People’s Priorities

Young people across the City of Edinburgh can contribute to a new plan for services that affect them. The City of Edinburgh Council have created a survey so that everyone can have their say.

Edinburgh Children’s Partnership includes all the organisations, Council and others,  which work with children and young people in the City: schools, social work, the police, health services, youth work and the voluntary sector.

Every three years, the Partnership has to write a plan showing how the organisations will work together to make a difference for children and young people.

Between August 2018 and March 2019, 40 children and young people met with 20 managers and decision-makers from different services to discuss creatively how to improve services in Edinburgh.  The project was called ‘What kind of Edinburgh?’ and you can find the report online. They agreed some key messages.  Young people have also raised similar issues through YouthTalk in local communities and other participation activities.

The What kind of Edinburgh? priorities are set out under the plan's three headings: Best Start; Bridging the Gap; and Being Everything You Can Be.

This consultation asks children and young people to decide - either as a group or individually - what is most important to them. The consultation is open until late January 2020.

Please have a think and put your views in at the following survey:


If you would prefer to complete the questions in paper format - you can download this Word document and print it out. (You need Word or another document app to open this file)

You can keep up to date with what's happening by following the hashtag on Twitter #WhatKindOfEdinburgh