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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that aspects of personal finance (such as budgeting, banking, interest rates and loans) should be a mandatory part of the curriculum before the end of S4.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning96%

Members’ Motion by Neal McCulloch MSYP and Georgia Pritchard MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that, as well as the right to life, everyone should have the right to die, and as a result calls on the Scottish Government to legalise assisted suicide for those with terminal and life-limiting illnesses to relieve patients of terminal suffering and pain.StatementHealth and Wellbeing67%

Members’ Motion by Neal McCulloch MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament is concerned that SQA’s recently reformed Results Services (both Exceptional Circumstances and Post-Results Services) do not allow for total consideration of a candidate’s individual circumstances, their previous course work (including prelim grade), or mental wellbeing at the time of the exam. SYP therefore calls on the SQA and the Scottish Government to review the current system to make the process fairer and more accessible.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning88%

Members’ Motion by Emily Harle MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that public ownership of the national rail network is essential to delivering a cost-effective, accountable and reliable service for communities across Scotland.StatementJobs, Economy and Fair Work; Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs58%

Members’ Motion by Sasha Byron MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that Scotland should implement legislation that would grant people who have experienced domestic abuse a period of paid leave from their employment, allowing them to build a safer, more stable living environment and protect themselves and any children without having to worry about income or work.StatementEqualities and Human Rights92%

Members’ Morion by Huw Sherrard MSYP and Robbie Burgess MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the Carer’s Allowance should be extended to young adult carers aged 16-25 who are in full-time education.StatementSocial Security87%

Members’ Motion by Lauren Baigrie MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that, in their Children and Young People’s Rights Action Plan 2018-21, the Scottish Government should include explicit, specific actions for how it plans to embed a human rights based approach to enable care experienced children and young people to grow up in an atmosphere of love, equality and respect in Scotland.StatementEqualities and Human Rights86%

Members’ Motion by Helen Johnson MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the government must do better to ensure that care experienced young people can access sustainable, affordable housing. This would be a means of combating poor outcomes and homelessness among some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people once leaving the care system.StatementEqualities and Human Rights94%

Members’ Motion by Ryan McShane MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that Councils and schools across Scotland should endeavour to ensure that children and young people’s placing requests for primary or secondary school are successfully granted if any of their siblings also attend that school, with refusals being a measure of last resort. The Scottish Youth Parliament further calls on Councils to carry out reviews of their ‘catchment areas’ to ensure that as few young people as possible are refused admission to a closer school, given the cost and travel implications.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning79%

Members’ Motion by Jason Black MSYP and Amy Lee Fraioli MSYP

22 Oct 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes the establishment of the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe by the Scottish Government, Children in Scotland and Together (Scotland’s Alliance for Children’s Rights), and looks forward to seeing children and young people’s voices actively influence the ongoing Brexit negotiations.StatementUK, Europe and External Relations73%

Members’ Motion by Bailey-Lee Robb

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