Young consultants create manifesto for post-COVID recovery

Date: 20th August 2021
Category: COVID-19

A rainbow drawn with chalk on a pavement

A new report published by APIC, supported by CYPCS, ‘#ScotYouthandCOVID2: Children and Young People’s Participation through Crisis’, provides a picture of the struggles faced by Scotland’s young people throughout the pandemic, highlighting the monotony of blended learning and online life amongst other struggles.

Children and young people have the right to have their opinions heard in all decisions affecting them, but CYPCS feels like this hasn’t happened throughout the pandemic. That’s why it has supported young consultants working with APIC on the #ScotYouthandCOVID2 project. The finished report sets out the ways in which 25 young people think Scotland needs to change after their experiences living with a global pandemic.

The series of asks for Scottish Government set out by the young consultants cover the following topics:

  • Motivation and school
  • Addressing inequalities
  • Skills and employment
  • Local issues
  • Exam years with high workload and stress
  • Wellbeing for us
  • Wellbeing for all
  • Recovery
  • Uncertainty
  • The transition from primary to secondary school
  • Climate change

To read ‘#ScotYouthandCOVID2: Children and Young People’s Participation through Crisis’ click here.