Lockdown Lowdown: what young people in Scotland are thinking about COVID-19
SYP YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot partnered to deliver Lockdown Lowdown: what young people in Scotland are thinking about COVID-19.
Our initial survey gathered the views of almost 2,500 young people from across Scotland on their concerns about COVID-19. The survey results give a clear picture of what young people are currently worried about – and the impact it’s having on their lives. We are sharing this information with stakeholders and encouraging them to use the insights to feed directly into policy design and service provision in response to the pandemic.
Following on from the initial survey, young people will be encouraged to keep submitting their concerns on a weekly survey on social media. This will help to track the key issues. Young Scot will use this insight and tailor their digital information to ensure that young people have all the information they need. The information will also be used by youth workers to support their work, and by Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to inform their advocacy activities.
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Young people need reassurance that their life opportunities are not at risk…With their democratic mandate, Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament will work with decision-makers for the benefit of young people’s futures in the context COVID-19.”Jack Dudgeon MSYP, SYP’s Chair
Local Authority and National Voluntary Organisation breakdown
These mini reports provide summaries of young people’s responses according to Local Authorities and National Voluntary Organisation.Aberdeenshire PDF
Consultation responses and lettersBriefing for the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Commite: SQA 2020 Exam Results Provisions for COVID-19 – Young People’s Perspectives PDF
Phase 2 of Lockdown Lowdown: New Normal
A survey of young people in Scotland about their ‘new normal’ lives as lockdown restrictions change.
We want to hear what concerns you have as lockdown restrictions change, and what we can do to help you and other young people across Scotland.
We are running a series of focus groups, alongside the national survey which will give us the opportunity to delve deep in to the issues that are effecting young people right now and directly report back to the Scottish Government, we are specifically looking to speak to young people from the following groups:
- BAME young people (Thursday 8th October at 4:30pm)
- Young people who have a disability (Thursday 15th October at 4:30pm)
- Care experienced young people (Monday 19th October at 4:30)
- Young Carers (22nd October at 4.30pm)
- Young people with experience of the criminal justice system (Thursday 29th October at 4:30pm)
We are really keen to speak to you about your experiences and help us inform the government about how COVID 19 is impacting your life. The themes that we are looking at include:
- Impact on education.
- Impact on family and relationships
- Impact on your life.
- Impact on jobs and the economy.
- Access to information.
If you are interested in taking part, please sign up via this link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/YDO80Y/