Representatives from the Children’s Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish Cabinet yesterday for the second time.

Taking part during the Year of Young People 2018, the Scottish Government pledges to hear directly from young people on issues which affect their lives and to collectively agree actions for the coming year in relation to their rights and wellbeing.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister John Swinney and all Cabinet Ministers welcomed seven Members of the Children’s Parliament (MCPs) and seven Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to St Andrew’s House today (Tuesday 6th March).

MCPs talked to the Cabinet about actions taken forward since the 2017 meeting, and shared their views on friendship, relationships with teachers and social workers, stereotyping, LGBT equality, age discrimination, and experiences of care.

MSYPs spoke to Ministers about their national campaign on young people’s rights, Right Here, Right Now, opting out of religious observance in schools, the Period Poverty Private Members’ Bill, and potential rights-implications for young people in the Brexit process, among other issues.
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