CLDSC Member Bulletin – 29 July 2020

Final call on Wave 4 of the CLD Response to COVID-19 Survey

The fourth wave of the survey will close this Friday 31 July.
Please complete the survey here:
Please also pass the link on to any CLD colleagues. We really appreciate your support with this task at this busy time.

CLDSC Virtual Meet Ups

The next member meet up will on Friday 14 August and you can register for the Meet-up on Eventbrite.

You can also suggest and select topics for the meet-ups, or volunteer to lead or present at a Meet-up by joining our Slack group workspace (you can download the Slack app on a tablet or phone). We can chat, share information, files, and more. Increasing numbers of people are joining and chatting about CLD practice. If you’d like to join, email and we’ll send you the workspace invite!

New CLDSC Introduction video

Have a look at our new video outlining our key roles as your professional association.
Please feel free to share with your wider networks to help raise awareness of CLD and how we support your professional practice and professional learning.

Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing

Starting 14 years ago as a network of local healthy living centres, Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing (SCHW) now involves around 75 community-led health and wellbeing improvement organisations. They have created a Blueprint for a Healthier Scotland to present as a proposal to the Scottish Government – you can access the blueprint and find out more on the SCHW website.

Children, Young People and Families COVID-19 Evidence and Intelligence Report

This is the third report from the Scottish Government with SOLACE and other partners to provide an overview of the evidence on the impact of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown measures for children, young people and families, in particular for those experiencing the greatest challenges. A wide range of evidence sources were reviewed and intelligence was gathered from both local partnerships and third sector organisations.
View the report on the Scottish Government website.

A Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability in Further and Higher Education: Call for Evidence

The CLD Standards Council have been invited to contribute to the current review of provision and sustainability in Further and Higher Education. This review is being led by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) which is the national, strategic body that funds further and higher education, and research in Scotland. They have been asked by Scottish Ministers to review how best we can secure coherent provision by post-16 education bodies and the undertaking of research, in these changing times.
Further to the Cumberford-Little Report, One Tertiary System: Agile, Collaborative, Inclusive and our recent CLD pathway review it is important that a CLD response is made.
You can find further information on the SFC website.

Call for Contributors to a special issue of Education Sciences (online journal)

A special edition of Education Sciences Journal seeking to emphasise the value of informal education, its values and practices not only for students of education or informal education, but for society as a whole is being produced. The guest editors (Prof. Dr. Pam Alldred and Dr. Frances Howard [Nottingham Trent University]) want to curate a series of articles that celebrate the distinctive contribution of CLD practitioners to the development of informal education pedagogies. Contributions are invited covering (and not limited to) the following themes:

  • Critical pedagogy
  • Group work/self-directed learning
  • Digital Youth work
  • Anti-oppressive practice
  • Collaboration / co-production of knowledge
  • Placements / experiential learning
  • Residentials / Accompaniment
  • Detached youth work
  • Impact and measurement
  • Creativity / improvisation
  • Building relationships / relational learning
  • Cultural difference, gender, race, class
  • Social pedagogy

Further information is available here: ‘Educating Informal Educators’ An expression of interest / abstract is required by 11th September 2020 and should be submitted to:
The deadline for full and final drafts of articles is 1st June 2021 for peer review.
Online publication is planned for Summer 2021.