Making children’s human rights real: #CabinetTakeover 2020 Children and young people will meet with the Scottish Cabinet this week. With support from the Members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs) who attended the annual Cabinet meeting in 2019, a new group of
Getting your rights is not like learning the times table. Knowing them is not enough. Understanding them is not enough. To make them real, rights must be experienced.
The 5th National Sitting of Children’s Parliament brought together children and adults from across Scotland to celebrate 30 years of children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our video, The time
Children are hidden from much of our social, cultural and political landscape, let’s not compound their marginalisation by neglecting them in our language too.
On 5th March 2019, children travelled from across Scotland to meet with Nicola Sturgeon and her Cabinet at Bute House, Edinburgh. The children made the journey because they believe their voices will be listened to. The annual Children and Young
2018 was Children’s Parliament’s 22nd year of operation and our busiest yet! #CPYearinReview tracks our activity across our programmes.
My relationship with the Children’s Parliament began when I was chosen to be a part of the Fife group in 2007, aged ten. We would meet monthly in a community centre nestled amongst the whimsical woodlands of Falkland. Describing it
In Scotland, children under 12 cannot be prosecuted in court but those aged 8 and over can be referred to the children’s hearing system on offence grounds, and convictions can stay on the child’s record into adulthood. At 8 years
When MCPs met with Scottish Government Directors in September, MCP Elisha raised the importance of considering equity, as well as equality, when thinking about children’s lives. She addressed this again when presenting at the Eurochild Conference in Opatija, Croatia, where
Last year, Children’s Parliament celebrated its 21st birthday. Our National Sitting marked the start of a journey – a journey to making Scotland a country where human rights are understood, lived and respected so that children grow up happy, healthy,