Our Policy and Network team aims to connect people and organisations in our communities. By coming together we can share ideas, collaborate and work in partnership with the local authority, health service and justice system.

The ‘third sector’ is comprised of community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises supporting and serving a wide range of society. What we all share is a passion for helping people, with kindness and respect.

We have three teams within the Policy and Networks group and they work with a number of networks and forums. You can also find a description of the areas of work in this diagram here. 

Everyone's Children

 The Everyone’s Children team work with over 600 third sector organisations who provide services to children, young people and families. They provide a newsletter, training and events. 

Working in partnership with social work, health and education services their remit includes child protection, care experience, children’s rights, domestic abuse and addictions, child poverty, children and young people’s mental health, family support, early years, youth work and additional support needs.

They also support the Citywide Forum of Children, young people and families organisations and a number of thematic networks.

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Glasgow Third Sector Interface Network

The Glasgow Third Sector Interface Network (GTSIN) team connect the third sector to the key issues our community planning partners are working on, to help inform and influence decision-making.

Key issues include community empowerment, community learning, criminal justice, and climate change. GTSIN host networks for organisations working in justice, buildings & facilities and community learning and development. The committee also unites networks of third sector organisations in the city. 

Health and Social Care Team

The Health and Social Care team work with organisations that provide services to adults and older people. The team works in partnership with the local authority and the health board on health and social care policy and reform. Living independently and living well, tackling isolation, mental health and wellbeing and connecting to communities are at the heart of their work.

Citywide Forum CYPF

The Citywide Forum is governed by a steering group made up of members from third sector organisations across Glasgow. The group represent those working with children, families and young people and is supported by the GCVS Everyone’s Children team.

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