“There would be no human dignity without empathy, trust and kindness in the world” – MCP, CP Ambassadors

In 2017, Children’s Parliament is celebrating its 21st birthday. Over the years, we have developed an approach where children explore their rights to be healthy, happy and safe across the domains of home, school and community.

As we look back on our achievements and continue to deliver inclusive and creative programmes of work, we hear consistent and challenging messages from children about their experiences of growing up; some of these experiences reflect their right to be born into and grow up in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding, but some do not.

In this publication, children define the kind of Scotland they want to live in, a Scotland that we adult duty-bearers have a responsibility to make real.

‘Our views are important, we see the world in an imaginative and positive way. We need to be valued for what we can offer the world now as children, and not just as citizens to be.’ – Member of Children’s Parliament, Mapping our Future (2014)


Click the image below to view the What Kind of Scotland (2017) publication.