#HaveYourSay – SCCR National Survey 2022
Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is launching a national survey for young people, parents and carers, and the professionals and practitioners who work with them.
Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is launching a national survey for young people, parents and carers, and the professionals and practitioners who work with them. The results of these new surveys will allow the SCCR to continue to meet the needs of its target audiences across Scotland by helping us to shape our resources, events, seminars and online support.
In 2020-2021, 8,525 young people became homeless through a family relationship breakdown according to Scottish government figures. Compared to last year (59 per cent), 63 per cent of all youth homeless applicants are leaving home due to family relationships breakdown, a four percent rise. Twenty-five per cent of ALL homelessness applicants in Scotland are made up of homeless youth applicants. It’s likely just the tip of the iceberg; we know that many more families are struggling behind closed doors.
When Cyrenians launched the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution in 2014 as Scotland’s first national resource centre to promote and support best practice in mediation, conflict resolution and early intervention, we carried out a national survey and consultation work to verify the scale of the problem.
In the eight years since we launched our initial survey work, we’ve held another two surveys. The results from our last survey in 2019 were stark: 43 per cent of young people said arguments happened at home regularly, while 53 per cent said arguments had affected their mental health.
We’re running our survey again, now, in 2022. We want to hear from you. We want to know what services are like in your area to help you deal with conflict at home. Are there conflict resolution or mediation services you can turn to? If so, how do you access them? What impact has Covid had on your family?
From practitioners and professionals, we need to hear what would help you to be able to support young people and parents struggling with their relationships.
Discussing family life is not always easy but by completing these surveys and sharing your views, you will be helping us to develop new ways to support your needs and those of others.
If you are a young person and want to take part in the survey, please click this link.
Parents and carers who wish to share their experiences and thoughts should click here.
Finally, professionals and practitioners can complete their survey here.
Responses are anonymous, the survey will take about ten minutes to complete and we kindly ask you do so before Monday 17 October 2022. Parents/carers and young people can take part in a prize draw once they’ve completed the survey to win a small gift card.
Any questions or concerns about the survey or to find out more about the services we offer please get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0131 475 2493.