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Annual Executive Meeting with Children and Young People

Every year since 2019 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) have joined the Annual Executive Meeting with Children and Young People (#ExecutiveTakeover). The meeting gives children and young people the opportunity to bring some of the issues most important to them and their peers directly to the most senior civil servants in Scotland, including the Permanent Secretary, Directors-General as well as other staff.

We have also met annually since 2017 with the First Minister and their Cabinet, alongside Members of the Children’s Parliament, for the Annual Cabinet Meeting with Children and Young People.

Speeches and actions

Since the 2023 meeting, SYP has published the speeches MSYPs have delivered at Executive Meetings as blogs with reflections on the experience from the MSYPs involved. You can read them all below:


Isla Grant MSYP and Crisantos Ike MSYPUNCRC in Scotland
Alannah Logue MSYP and Mollie McGoran MSYPYouth work
Omar Taher MSYP and Millie Wright MSYPRight to Food
Tamsin Gold MSYP and Alasdair Marshall MSYP Climate Crisis