Children’s Parliament shares the Scottish Government’s vision of a Scotland where children are recognised as citizens in their own right, where their human rights are embedded in all aspects of society; a Scotland where policy, law and decision-making take account of children’s rights and where all children have a voice and are empowered to be human rights defenders.
Year of Childhood 2021. As well as being Children’s Parliament’s official 25th birthday, it is also the year that The Scottish Parliament is expected to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law.
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.
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
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
If you’ve been following our #CPYearinReview so far, you will have read about the 12 Human Rights Defenders’ involvement in the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2018 Day of General Discussion which took place in Geneva, Switzerland
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
“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