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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
27 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the Scottish Government should try to minimise inequality in subject choice in rural and remote areas by investing in these schools as well as subject choice generally, and encouraging cooperation within local authorities to offer subject choices including National 4s, 5s and Advanced Highers.Education and Lifelong Learning-

Recommendation from SYP’s response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s Inquiry into Subject Choices

27 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that greater investment and incentives are needed for teacher training generally, as well as for subjects including languages, modern studies, drama and psychology.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

Recommendation from SYP’s response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s Inquiry into Subject Choices

27 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes believe that pupil participation should play a key role in reviewing how subjects are chosen in schools, and that subject columns should not restrict young people from pursuing subjects which are necessary for their career aspirations.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

Recommendation from SYP’s response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s Inquiry into Subject Choices

19 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament warmly welcome the commitment in the Programme for Government 2018-19 from the First Minister to ‘incorporate the principles of the UNCRC into domestic law’; and call for a clear timetable for how this will happen (including when a draft Bill will be introduced to Parliament) to ensure the legislation is able to receive Royal Assent in advance of the next Scottish Parliament election in 2021.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament’s
Joint Shadow Report to United Nations Committee Against Torture – March 2019

19 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament fully support the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill and ask for the Committee to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that this law passes without delay in 2019.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights-

Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament’s Joint Shadow Report to United Nations Committee Against Torture – March 2019

17 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the two child benefit cap, or ‘rape clause’, should be repealed.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; Social Security80%

Members’ Motion by Caitie Dundas MSYP

17 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that mandatory immunisations should be introduced for all of Scotland's eligible young people, in order to protect young people who are particularly vulnerable to infection, as well as the health of all.StatementHealth and Wellbeing77%

Members’ Motion by Chloe Whyte MSYP

17 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament recognises the negative impact that Universal Credit is having on its claimants, and calls on the UK government to halt its roll-out until a fundamental review is carried out.StatementSocial Security85%

Members’ Motion by Sarah Quinn MSYP

17 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the opportunity to learn British Sign Language (BSL) allows for a more inclusive and accessible society, and therefore supports the Scottish Government's 2017-2023 National Plan for BSL which aims to make it a more widely available language in schools.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights90%

Members’ Motion by Sarah Quinn MSYP and Neal McCulloch MSYP

17 Mar 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that educational institutions and youth organisations should actively encourage young people to become organ and blood donors, through education on the subject and holding blood drives where feasible.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning; Health and Wellbeing84%

Members’ Motion by Emily Harle MSYP

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