Children and young people's voices matter: progress report - February 2019

Progress on the actions agreed at the Cabinet meeting with children and young people in March 2018.


Our second annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people was held on 6 March 2018 at St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh.  

Seven Members of the Children’s Parliament (MCPs) and seven Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) attended. 

At this meeting MCPs and MSYPs represented children and young people’s views from across Scotland and talked about issues that were important to them.

The meeting ended with everyone agreeing actions for the year ahead (as set out on page three). These actions have been taken forward by the Scottish Government and this report sets out our progress on these actions over the past year. 

Further information about these actions can be found in our recently published Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland Report (the 2018 Report) and Action Plan.

The 2018 Report gives information on what we have done to progress children’s human rights since 2015 whilst the Action Plan sets out our plans to strengthen children’s human rights over the next three years, focussing on four Strategic Actions.

The Children’s Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament and Together went to the Eurochild Conference “Building a better Europe with Children” in Opatija, Croatia in October 2018. MSYPs and MCPs spoke about their experiences of taking part in the 2018 Cabinet meeting with children and young people. 


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