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
In 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 four key ‘principles’ of 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
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
For all the talk of growing awareness of adverse childhood experiences, of the need for nurturing educational environments, or the realisation of rights and the voice of the child across learning establishments, there isn’t a week goes by when we