POVERTY: See it Change it survey launched

Date: 23rd January 2015
Category: Child poverty

The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a survey to better understand the views of young people in relation to poverty in Scotland.

The survey forms part of a research project for the current Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) campaign 'POVERTY: See it Change it' which was launched on 23rd January and seeks to:

- Raise awareness among young people about child and youth poverty, and their right to an adequate standard of living;
- Combat popular stigma associated with poverty; and,
- Challenge elected leaders and key stakeholders to work together to uphold the UK-wide commitment to tackle child poverty by 2020.

SYP hope that the survey will inform a variety of people, from youth workers, to charities, to politicians, to the wider public. An aim of the survey is to give young people a voice, and have a say about matters that affect them, furthering Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The survey is designed for young people aged 12-25 and should take about 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

The survey will be open until Monday 23rd March 2015.

SYP have paper copies available - please email Rebecca Marek for these at Rebecca.M@syp.org.uk (These will be available from Friday 27th February).

SYP is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people, and we campaign on issues that matter most to Scotland's young people to ensure our voices are heard.