“I can talk confidently to adults about different things, I’m better at making friends and I have learnt about children’s rights”

– Member of Children’s Parliament 2019

How do children get involved with Children’s Parliament?

Our work with children usually starts through us contacting a school – either when we receive a commission from a public body to undertake a consultation, or are awarded funding to undertake a longer-term project of our own. 

Although we are based in Edinburgh, we work throughout Scotland, and keep a list of interested schools in case an opportunity arises. After children have been involved in our basic children’s rights workshop or undertaken a creative project with us, they are then MCPs (Members of Children’s Parliament) and we try to involve them in other opportunities up until the age of 14. If your child’s school would like to go onto the list, get in touch through the Contact Us page.