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The democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people. We are 160 MSYPs representing the views of our peers aged 12-25.
 Joined February 2017    www.syp.org.uk
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The results of the 2021 Scottish Youth Parliament elections have now been finalised and the MSYPs for 2021-2023 term have been confirmed. Below are the results of the 2021 SYP elections, but before we reach those, SYP’s Chair, Josh Kennedy MSYP, wanted to welcome the newly elected MSYPs and to thank all the young people […]The post New MSYPs elected appeared first on Scottish Youth...
A renewed commitment for young people to play a key role in Scottish politics has been made today by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament. The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone MSP, and the Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP), Josh Kennedy MYSP, signed the Working in Partnership agreement. […]The post Young people’s voices to play...
The 2021 Scottish Youth Parliament elections polls have now closed. The process started in May this year when over 700 young people from across Scotland expressed an interest in standing to become MSYPs. Now, the votes will be counted to determine the young people who will represent their constituency or National Voluntary Organisation for the […]The post Polls close for the 2021 SYP...
The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections are now live! That means from 8th to 21st November, Scotland’s young people have the opportunity to vote for the MSYPs that will represent them for the next two years. The votes of young people give MSYPs their democratic mandate to represent the views of Scotland’s young people. This […]The post The Scottish Youth Parliament’s 2021...
Last Friday (29th October) MSYPs took part in The Moment, which saw elected representatives join children and young people from across the country to discuss the climate emergency. Today, Erin Campbell MSYP and Wiktoria Orlicka MSYP teamed up with Members of the Children’s Parliament (MCPs) for the Globe Legislators’ Summit at the Scottish Parliament to […]The post MSYPs reflect...
There have been reports across Scotland of young people being ‘spiked’ through injections whilst out at nightclubs or other venues. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) want to see action taken by people in positions of power to address this issue and ensure public safety. The below policy position has been agreed by The Scottish […]The post MSYPs call for...
COP26 will be coming to Glasgow between 1st and 12th November. Here is Mollie McGoran MSYP, Trustee and Convener of SYP’s Transport, Environment, and Rural Affairs Committee, to share SYP’s priorities for COP26. Before COP26 begins, young people from across the world will be coming to Glasgow to take part in the Conference of Youth […]The post Raising young people’s voices at...
T/W: This blog contains themes of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Earlier in the week, my first blog (which you can read by clicking here), looked at what domestic abuse is, its root causes, and how children and young people are impacted by it. This time, I wanted to take the time What can the […]The post What can we do to tackle domestic abuse in Scotland? appeared first on Scottish...
T/W: This blog contains themes of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline saw a 50% increase in calls in May 2020 compared to the same time in 2019 and the NSPCC reported a 30% increase in referrals to agencies in Scotland about children in abusive households during the pandemic […]The post Gender Based Violence and Domestic Abuse – what it...
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the UNCRC Scotland Bill is not within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. This news means that The Scottish Government must now take the Bill back to the Scottish Parliament and amend it to address the concerns raised by the Supreme Court to protect children’s rights.  Chair of the Scottish Youth […]The post UNCRC Incorporation Bill must be...
1,580. That’s the number of aggravated sexual orientation based crimes charged between 2020 and 2021, according to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service [1].  With the exception of 2014-15, there has been an increase in numbers every year since 2010 when this kind of offence was created. Yes, society is more accepting to same […]The post Why Pride is still important...
The Scottish Youth Parliament is gathering the views of young people on the future of assessment for National 4 and National 5 qualifications through a new survey. Education in Scotland is going through major changes, and we want young people’s views to be at the heart of those changes. This is your opportunity to have […]The post Have Your Say on the Future of Assessments appeared...
SYP’s new Get a move on joint campaign from the Sport and Leisure (SPL) and Transport, Environment, and Rural Affairs (TERA) committees is supported and funded by Sustrans. It will run for a month in advance of COP26, and has two key aims: To showcase the benefits of active travel through a social media campaign. […]The post SYP launches ‘Get a move on’ campaign to...
Hi everyone, my name is Ellie Craig. I am the MSYP for Glasgow Cathcart and the Deputy Convener of the Education and Life-long Learning Committee. Recently I have been working with the Scottish Government and PB Scotland, representing young people in the production of a Framework for the future of Participatory Budgeting in Scotland. Participatory […]The post Participatory budgeting for a...
SYP’s Bounce Back campaign calls for a human rights based approach to the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Poverty is one of the key themes of this campaign, and, as I’ll explain below, period poverty has been exacerbated for young people throughout the pandemic. This needs to be rectified. Period poverty is an issue that […]The post Periods Don’t Stop for a Pandemic appeared...
SYP have welcomed the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) latest report on “Upper-secondary education student assessment in Scotland”. Following exam cancellations over the past 18 months, a review of Scotland’s education system is ongoing and the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) has continually called for young people’s views and rights to be put at...
The rise to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan over recent weeks was a shock and a horror to many of us. We all gathered around our TV’s, phones and tablets to watch the news unfold. Safe in our British homes, we responded with sympathy as we watched Afghan, British, American and other nationals attempt […]The post The Separated Children of Afghanistan appeared first on Scottish...
I’m sure we all know someone in an MLM (multi-level marketing scheme); that’s how widespread and embedded they are in many communities. MLMs are commonly found in industries such as beauty, nutrition, homeware, and fitness and you can see examples of MLMs in the articles below [1] [2]. I’m not the first to raise concerns […]The post It’s Time to Take MLMs Out of Commission...
At a time when decision makers are pressured to tackle the fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic on numerous fronts, is it worth trying to tackle the deep-rooted racial inequalities impacting young People of Colour in Scotland? My answer is Yes, and hopefully by the time you finish reading this blog, you will also be convinced […]The post Tackling racial inequalities in Scotland – is it...
In SYP’s current national campaign, Bounce Back, mental health and wellbeing was identified by young people from across Scotland as one of the five top priorities for SYP as Scotland recovers from the pandemic. I believe emotional literacy is an important part of this recovery process. Emotional Literacy is your ability to recognise and talk […]The post How emotional literacy can help...
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