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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.

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
Download the full report here PDF
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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
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Angus PDF
702 kB
Argyll and Bute PDF
699 kB
Clackmannashire PDF
703 kB
Dumfries and Galloway PDF
702 kB
Dundee PDF
696 kB
East Ayrshire PDF
697 kB
Falkirk PDF
681 kB
Fife PDF
680 kB
Glasgow PDF
682 kB
Highlands PDF
679 kB
Midlothian PDF
682 kB
Moray PDF
678 kB
North Aryshire PDF
679 kB
North Lanarkshire PDF
681 kB
Orkney PDF
685 kB
Perth and Kinross PDF
680 kB
Scottish Borders PDF
694 kB
Shetland PDF
698 kB
South Aryshire PDF
682 kB
South Lanarkshire PDF
685 kB
Stirling PDF
686 kB
West Lothian PDF
681 kB
Carers Trust PDF
687 kB
Church of Scotland PDF
683 kB
Girlguiding Scotland PDF
682 kB
PDF
685 kB
Scouts Scotland PDF
681 kB
Scripture Union Scotland PDF
688 kB
The Boys’ Brigade PDF
685 kB
Who Cares? Scotland PDF
690 kB

Consultation responses and letters

Briefing for the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Commite: SQA 2020 Exam Results Provisions for COVID-19 – Young People’s Perspectives PDF
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Letter from SYP to the SQA on COVID-19 Exam Result Arrangement PDF
124 kB