Police PowersPolice Powers

Should Police have the right to stop and search children and young people for alcohol? On behalf of the Scottish Government, Children’s Parliament consulted with children aged 8-12 years to find out their views.
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Under the Same Sky – Children’s Parliament atunder-the-same-sky-identity-final-cmyk the United Nations

2016
Under the Same Sky is an international constellation of projects exploring children’s rights and the environment.
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Criminal Responsibility

2016
Children aged 8-12 years shared their views about the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
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Learning/Attainment

2016
Children’s Parliament views educational attainment as a human rights issue. Find out what children tell us that they need and want from their learning experience.
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Active ChildrenActive Lives

2016
In 2016 children across Scotland shared experiences and aspirations for participation in sport and physical activity. Their discussions and views were brought together in the Active Children mural.
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Developing a Digital Learning StrategyDigitalConsultation - 1

2015
This consultation reports on the views and opinions of children as they explore the Scottish Government’s vision for digital technology within learning and teaching.
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Pushing the BoundariesPtB Logo

2015

A growing body of evidence confirms the vital importance of nurture and positive relationships on children’s development.
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Fairer Fife MuralTheFairHut

2015
Jump on ‘the fairness bus’ and join ‘the Great Leader of Fairness’ as 150 children from across Fife create their vision of a fairer Scotland.
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National Sitting 2015CPsits2015 - 5

2015
At the First National Sitting of Children’s Parliament participants looked at what children need to be healthy, happy and safe at home, in school and in their communities; what can get in the way; and finally, what actions we can take to ensure that Scotland is the best place to grow up.
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Adolescent Wellbeingawlogo

2015
What do children and young people think they and their friends need to be healthy, happy and safe?
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Cologonsultation on Raising Complaints

2015
How do you complain? Who do you complain to? What do you hope will happen with your complaint? Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has been given new powers to investigate complaints from individual children and young people. Children’s Parliament was commissioned to speak with children to gather their views on the theme of complaints.
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Realising Ambition

2012-2015
Over three years Children’s Parliament were part of a UK-wide programme exploring what it takes to successfully replicate evidence-based programmes that reduce the likelihood of young people offending.
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Home Freehome-free-logo

2014
Home-based accidents and injuries are one of the main causes of hospital admissions for children under the age of 15. In 2014 RoSPA commissioned Children’s Parliament to facilitate a consultation with primary aged children about home safety and accident prevention.
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Glow imageChildren and Technology – Glow Privacy Impact Assessment

2014
Following an upgrade to Glow, the national online learning platform available to children, young people and staff in Scottish schools, the Scottish Government undertook a Privacy Impact Assessment commissioned Children’s Parliament to undertake direct engagement with children; looking at the benefits and areas of risk involved in Glow.
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sporting-chanceSporting Chance

2014
A Children’s Parliament consultation exploring children’s experiences and aspirations about participating in sport.
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national-sitting093My life in Scotland Survey

2014
An innovative survey tool which brings the voice of children and young people to our understanding of their wellbeing.
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Embark! Routes to ReadingEmbark! Poster

2014
Reading is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential, yet there are many children in Scotland who leave primary school without being able to read well.
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movingonuplogoMoving on up: Renfrew Transitions Project

2014
The transition from primary to high school is a time of excitement which also brings up many issues and questions for children.
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NHS logoNHS Lothian Consultation

2014
NHS Lothian believes that every child should have the best start in life and grow up being healthy, confident and resilient.
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mappingourfuturelogoMapping our Future

2014
As part of Scottish Government’s Horizon Scanning process; Children’s Parliament brought children and adults together to explore a range of possible futures and how our world might be different by 2021.
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Leaders of LearningLofL logo

2014
Leaders of Learning is an exploration of children and young people’s experiences of learning, both in and out of school.
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garden-growChildren & Young People Bill:
How does your garden grow?

2013
Children contributed their ideas, thoughts and opinions on what they need from the adults in their lives for children to feel healthy, happy and safe. The children’s voices informed Children’s Parliament’s response to the Children and Young People Bill, which later became the Children and Young People Act 2014.
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project-logo-dads-projectThe Dads Project

2013
The Dads Project put children’s voices at the centre of the growing debate around contemporary fatherhood.
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Me + Us

2013
Me + Us engaged children in an exploration of what makes them unique and what connects them to others.
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ArtColourandjoyArt Puts Colour and Joy Into Things

2012
When Creative Scotland wanted to develop a Scottish National Youth Arts Strategy, they contacted Children’s Parliament to find out how art impacts on children’s lives.
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Living LomondsLiving Lomonds Landscape

2012
Living Lomonds development project is about reconnecting people with the living legacy of the Lomond Hills by bringing people to the hills. Children’s Parliament worked with local artists on a project that allowed children’s voices to be included in this development.
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Do the Right Thing Local Projects LogoDo the Right Thing Local Projects

2011
The purpose of our Do the Right Thing Local Projects was to promote awareness of children’s human rights and the UNCRC among childcare and education professionals.
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Teacher Employment Review logo (2011)Teacher Employment Review

2011
Children’s voices contributed to the 2011 Teacher Employment Review, helping to define the terms and conditions of employment for teachers in Scotland.
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StreetsAhead GlasgowStreetAhead_bright_small

2011
Children’s Parliament worked with children in the East End of Glasgow to bring their views on what their communities need to be safe, healthy and happy.
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creating-a-culture-of-kindness-logoCreating a Culture of Kindness

2011
Helping Fife Council staff consult effectively with children and ensuring that children’s voices help shape the Children and Early Years’ Service.
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Edots-ecocity-logococity

2011
EcoCity is a creative consultation process, where children engage with urban planners, architects, local councillors, environmentalists and community stakeholders to rethink their local environments and propose better solutions.
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beststartlogoThe Best Start in Life

2010
Children have their say about what helps create the best start in life. A Children’s Parliament consultation in association with Professor Susan Deacon (University of Edinburgh)
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wvlogoWee Voices

2010
What would a creative Children’s Rights workshop look like for the early years? Children’s Parliament worked with partners to explore this through Wee Voices.
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Identipixidentipixlogo

2010
An introduction to children’s human rights and an exploration of identity using photography and mixed media.
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Making Spacemakingspace

2010
Children’s Parliament facilitated children’s involvement in the Architecture + Design Scotland Making Space conference, selecting a children’s award prize-winner and forming part of a discussion panel at the conference in October 2010.
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righttoplaylogoRight to Play: Article 31

2010
Children’s Parliament and the International Play Association (Scotland) working together to listen to children’s views of play.
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childrens-manifesto-logoThe Children’s Manifesto

2010
Children’s Parliament engaged with children to ask what we need to do in Scotland to make sure every child is safe, happy and healthy. The children’s views were formed into a manifesto and presented to Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People as part of the ‘Right Blether’ national consultation.
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CHearing the views of childrenhildren’s Hearings Reform

2009
What do children think of the Children’s Hearings process? In 2009 the Scottish Government approached Children’s Parliament to explore the views of children with experience of the Hearings system.
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glasgow2014logoGlasgow 2014: The Legacy

2008
Scottish Government asked Young Scot and Children’s Parliament to gather the views of children and young people on how Scotland’s people could engage with the Games in the run up to 2014, and what Scotland’s host legacy should look like.
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climatechangelogoClimate Change Project

2008
This innovative project engaged young people in the global debate on climate change and particularly the national debate on the Scottish Climate Change Bill.
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wee-democracyWee Democracy

2007
A research project that examined the interface between family life and children’s rights with the intention of creating a model of work with families.
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