Consultation Responses

2019

Disclosure (Scotland) Bill - Key provisions impacting children and young people as informed by SYP [June 2019]  

Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee write-up of the ‘Accessing Green Spaces in Scotland’ Consultation Workshop at SYP69 [May 2019]

SYP’s response to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 review by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee [May 2019]

Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent: A resource for professionals working with young people - MSYPs and young people views shaped this #SYP64 in October 2017 [published May 2019]

SYP's letter with findings from Consultation on Eligibility of Concessionary Travel [May 2019]

The Road to Recovery Refresh - Views from the Scottish Youth Parliament Justice Committee by Crew from SYP65 [May 2019]

The Scottish Parliament's follow-up report on SYP's Equal Protection workshop at SYP68 [April 2019] 

SYP response to Health and Sport Committee Primary Health Care Inquiry [April 2019]

Letter to Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Convener with consultation findings on subject choice inquiry [March 2019]

SYP and Children’s Parliament joint Shadow Report to the UN Committee Against Torture [March 2019]

SYP's response to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill [January 2019]

2018

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

SYP findings from ‘Protection from Sexual Offending’ consultation workshop with the Scottish Government at our 67th National Sitting in Kilmarnock on 21st October [November 2018]

SYP’s Justice Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes’ [November 2018]

SYP’s External Affairs, UK & International Relations Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s conversation around the Local Governance Review: Democracy Matters [November 2018]

Letter to Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee with consultation findings on Transport (Scotland) Bill [November 2018]

SYP's additional response to the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill [November 2018]

Results of a nationwide survey by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) [November 2018]

SYP's response to Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - an Action Plan 2018-21 Consultation [September 2018]

Joint Submission by Human Rights Consortium Scotland to inform the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights' visit to the UK in November 2018 [September 2018]

Freedom of Information (FOI) Consultation Workshop Report [September 2018]

Response to the Scottish Government's Family Law Review [September 2018]

SYP's response to EHRiC on MACR [July 2018]

Blog by the University of Edinburgh’s ENLIVEN (Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe) project on their consultation activity with SYP to help feed into their research [July 2018]

SYP's response to Health and Sport Committee call for views for YoYP [June 2018]

SYP's response to Gender Recognition Review [June 2018]

SYP's response to the Senior Phase of School - Helping Young People Pursue the Right Pathway for Them [May 2018]

Blog by the Poverty & Inequality Commission on their consultation activity with SYP to help develop their work plan – April 2018.

Write-up by the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Policy Unit of their consultation workshop ‘Climate Conversation’ called ‘Youth Engagement on Climate Change’ they held with SYP’s Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee at SYP’s 65th National Sitting - 14th April 2018. Click here to read the report.

Response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee Inquiry: Attainment and achievement of school aged children experiencing poverty - March 2018

Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation Paper on Electoral Reform - March 2018

Response to Engender's Call for Evidence on Women's Rights - March 2018

Response to 'Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament' Inquiry by the Equalities and Human Rights Committee at The Scottish Parliament - March 2018

Response to Empowering Schools - A Consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill - January 2018 

Submission from the Scottish Youth Parliament to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Study on Youth and Human Rights - January 2018

 

2017

Response to the public consultation by Monica Lennon MSP on the proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill - November 2017

On 23rd November, 2017, the Scottish Parliament Committee’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee formally agreed to refer the findings and recommendations of its inquiry to the Independent Review of Hate Crimes Legislation being undertaken by Lord Bracadale. The Committee also endorsed a draft submission from the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee to the Hate Crimes Review. The Committee submitted both its report and the Scottish Youth Parliament’s submission to the Hate Crimes Review as a joint submission. Joint submission to the Independent Review of Hate Crimes Legislation by the EHRiC Committee and the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20171123 (2.7MB pdf)

Response to the Scottish Parliament's call for evidence on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Scotland Bill - November 2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee report of the joint committee session with SYP’s Jobs, Economy and Fair Work Committee, where they held a consultation workshop at SYP’s 64th National Sitting on 27th October, 2017 at the Scottish Parliament on ‘Scotland’s Economic Performance'. Click here to read the report.

Response to the public consultation by John Finnie MSP for the proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill - July 2017

Response to public petition on medical consent for a mental health problem for young people under 18 – April 2017

Response to the Scottish Parliament's Call for Evidence on the Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill - April 2017 

Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill consultation response – stage 1 – March 2017

 

2016

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee pre-budget scrutiny of the performance of the SQA and Education Scotland – November 2016

Response to public petition on armed forces visits to schools- October 2016

Response to the Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe, and External Relations Committee's call for evidence into the EU Referendum and its implications for Scotland: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj48ihwV3RIQM3nh_GnFce5mlYMgYXpsj 

Response to the Scottish Government’s draft Mental Health Strategy- September 2016 

Achieving Women's Equality Consultation Response - January 2016

 

2015

Children and Young People Act Consultation Response - April 2015

Impact of Parental Imprisonment Consultation Response - April 2015

United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Consultation Response - January 2015

 

2014

Smith Commission Consultation Response - October 2014

Interim Constitution for Scotland Consultation Response - September 2014

Organ Donation Consultation Response - September 2014

Carers Consultation Response - April 2014

Disabled Access Consultation Response - April 2014

Rights of Children Consultation Response - March 2014

Community Empowerment Bill Consultation Response - February 2014

Local Democracy Consultation Response - January 2014

 

2013

Sex Education Consultation Response - November 2013