Place Standard Tool for Children and Young People
New versions of the Place Standard tool have been developed for children and for young people. These tools are based on the core Place Standard tool but the theme names, questions and prompts have been adapted to be more accessible and appropriate for younger users. These versions will help improve the ability of children and young people to have their views heard through discussing what is important to them in their everyday lives as part of the Place Standard process.
The tools are currently available for download in pdf format and digital versions are planned for the future. If you have the opportunity to use the tools, we would welcome your feedback on how helpful they are, how easy they are to use and any suggestions for improvements. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This version of the Place Standard tool is aimed at children aged 6 to 12. Very young users might need parents/ carers or experienced facilitators to help. As well as having questions and prompts tailored for this age group, the scoring has been changed to a three point scale.
The tool has been adapted and developed by Play Scotland and A Place in Childhood in consultation with children and young people. Illustrations are by Tim Archbold and come from ‘Play this way.’
Young Peoples' Version
This version of the Place Standard tool is aimed at young people aged 12 and over. It has questions and prompts tailored for this age group and a seven point scoring scale, similar to the core Place Standard.
The tool has been adapted and developed by Play Scotland and A Place in Childhood in consultation with children and young people.
The tools are easy to use but additional guidance has been developed to help facilitators plan and undertake a Place Standard assessment with young people. This resource sets out how the assessment can be completed and provides detail on the ways to help plan for effective use of the tool.
If you would like more background on how to use the tool, there are additional resources which may be helpful.
About the children’s version
About the young peoples’ version