Lead the Way: the Scottish Youth Parliament's manifesto consultation 2016-2021

Date: 21st July 2015
Category: Respect for the views of the child

The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a consultation entitled 'Lead the Way' which seeks to gather the views of thousands of young people across Scotland to develop a 2016 - 2021 Youth Manifesto.

The manifesto consultation offers Scotland's young people the opportunity to be the driving force and shape the years ahead. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament will be consulting with young people all over the country about a wide range of policy issues, to establish the biggest youth manifesto ever produced in Scotland.

In 2011, the Scottish Youth Parliament published its 2011-2016 youth manifesto, 'Change the Picture', which saw around 43,000 young people share their views on a range of issues of importance to young people.

The consultation document contains a section on rights and participation which includes a question to gather respondents' views on incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law.