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,
So, how DO we choose who joins in with Children’s Parliament’s projects and programmes? This is a question we often get. Some people ask because they are interested in the process of children arriving at CP. Others base their question
“All pupils’ wellbeing is important and we should be able to be nurtured no matter what circumstance.” This year, the Scottish Government has invited Children’s Parliament, in collaboration with Young Scot, the Scottish Youth Parliament, and Children in Scotland, to
During September 2018, Scotland’s First Minister made a commitment to incorporate the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots’ law. Scottish Government has since clarified that its intention is to move beyond the