2018 was Children’s Parliament’s 22nd year of operation and our busiest yet! #CPYearinReview tracks our activity across our programmes.
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
There are so many ways to measure the impact of Children’s Parliament’s work. We endeavour to measure both qualitatively and quantitatively to capture the outcomes of taking a human rights approach to children’s participation and engagement. However, sometimes we can
“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
As adults prepare to go to the polls on June 8th, we are sharing these blogs about children’s views of life in Scotland. “The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their
What Kind of Scotland? Three blogs (and accompanying publications) about children’s views of life in Scotland. A few months ago, Children’s Parliament published a review of our work that addressed school and learning – as a title it used what
As adults prepare to go to the polls on June 8th, we are sharing these blogs about children’s views of life in Scotland. It’s a busy time of year for those of us who choose to use our vote. If
TRUST #4 in Children’s Parliament’s blog series on the foundations of a rights-based childhood. Children’s Parliament uses the hashtag #itsallaboutrelationships. We do this because we want adults to understand that children’s human rights are about the child’s lived experience day
EMPATHY #3 in Children’s Parliament’s blog series on the foundations of a rights-based childhood. Two of the things said about human rights are that they are both inalienable and shared. The first means that no-one can take away your rights,
Kindness #2 in Children’s Parliament’s blog series on the foundations of a rights-based childhood Children’s human rights offer a basic standard for a life lived with dignity. When Children’s Parliament explores the realisation of rights day-to-day children talk about kindness.