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.
“We need to defend children’s rights so that children can look back and remember a happy childhood with happy memories.” MCP, Perth & Kinross Through our rights-based, creative practice, Children’s Parliament provides children from diverse backgrounds across Scotland with opportunities
Hi, we are Elisha, Ben and Mackenzie! We are MCPs, or Members of Children’s Parliament. At the end of October, we travelled to Opatija, Croatia (it’s here!) with the Scottish Youth Parliament and Together to present at the 2018 Eurochild
“We have an opportunity now to break the cycle. Working with children and the adults around them in their homes, schools and communities to build trust, mutual respect and therefore stronger, safer, more resilient and cohesive communities that will serve
“I liked that we got to share our views – we’re kids and it’s important to listen to us. I feel happy and important.” MCP, aged 12 In 2017, the First Minister and the Cabinet met with children and young
To mark Universal Children’s Day and Children’s Parliament’s 21st birthday, 75 children aged 9-13 and 75 adults travelled from across Scotland to meet and discuss the future of Scotland and how it can be a safer, healthier and happier place