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Scottish Learner Panel

The Scottish Learner Panel is a group of 30 young people (aged 3 to 18) who deliver their views on education policy to the Scottish Government. As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the panel was supported by four leading children and young people organisations; Scottish Youth Parliament,… Read More

SYP at 20: Rachael Tidmore

In the lead up to SYP’s 20th birthday, we caught up with former MSYP Rachael Tidmore.  In 2011, Rachael successfully stood for election as MSYP… Read More

All Aboard

To improve young people’s experience of public transport in Scotland. All Aboard, SYP’s 2018/19 campaign on public transport, focuses on three themes:  Reducing fares: this theme will focus on improving existing concessionary rates on public transport for young people in Scotland up to their 26th birthday. Accessibility: this theme will… Read More

Transition Care Plan

Clinicians, mental health services and young people alike have all advocated passionately for improved transitions between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services. Consequently, the Scottish Government committed to do this under Action 21 of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027. At the invitation of… Read More

Year of Young People 2018

In 2015 the Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland, Young Scot and the Scottish Youth Parliament to work with young people to co-design recommendations for the Year of Young People 2018.  The partnership recruited and supported an interim planning group of 18 young people aged… Read More

Right Here, Right Now

The rights of young people living in Scotland must be upheld, respected, and taken into account by our nation’s decision-makers, and the Scottish Youth Parliament’s campaign, Right Here, Right Now, fought to do just that.  This campaign was successful in gaining confirmation that the UNCRC will be fully incorporated into Scots law by… Read More