Our vision is of a stronger, more inclusive Scotland that empowers young people by truly involving them in the decision making process. We do this through our Members (MSYPs) who are elected young people aged between 14- 25 representing different areas and voluntary organisations from across the whole of Scotland. Every year we have at least three national meetings where we discuss issues which affect young people and try to propose new and sometimes radical solutions to these problems.
We are a young peoples parliament, designed by young people, led by young people and for the benefit of young people. The SYP is totally youth-led and all of our Trustees are 25 and under.
The SYP doesn’t just consult when it wants to, we are keen that you can tell us what you think at any time and have established many ways to make this happen. Aside from the local consultation through our MSYPS, we regularly go out to schools, youth events and have several social networking sites to engage with as many young people as possible on issues.
By doing so our democratically elected members listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people, and ensure that their voices are heard by decision makers by representing them at a national level.
We encourage all of Scotland’s young people to play their part in achieving our vision and provide a national platform for their participation in democracy. Working towards our aims, we promote the following values.