Police Search Powers and the Age of Criminal Responsibility Discussion Day

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP), in partnership with the Scottish Government, is holding an event to explore young people’s views on the age of criminal responsibility, and on proposals to give new powers to the police to search young people for alcohol.

This will be done through an interactive half day discussion, where young people can share their experiences, thoughts and ideas. The findings from this event will be reported back to the Scottish Government, and will be used to inform their consultation on these issues.

On the day, we will be discussing young people's views and experiences of the age of criminal responsibility and stop and search.  We will explore how these issues have affected young people, and how policy relating to these issues could be improved.

This event is open to young people in Scotland aged between 12 and 21 with experience of stop and search and/or the criminal justice system.

Light refreshments will be provided, and travel will be booked by SYP before this event.  Please note that, in line with SYP policy, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when travelling.

If you are an MSYP and would like to come to this event, please discuss it with your Support Worker first so that they know you plan to attend.


Register for the event here.

Registration deadline is 9am on Friday 15th July 2016.

July 23, 2016 at 1pm - 4:45pm
Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary St
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1LT
United Kingdom
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Gemma MacArthur · · 0131 557 0452