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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that there needs to be more parking spaces, driveways or garages provided before blanket regulation of pavement and double parking, and double parking should only be prohibited if it obstructs pedestrians or other road users from passing.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

Letter to Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee with consultation findings on Transport (Scotland) Bill [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that emotionally harming a child should be illegal.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that in considering whether emotional abuse has taken place, decision-makers must have regards to a wide range of behaviours as well as the frequency of the abuse, intention of the perpetrator and any cultural sensitivities.RecommendationHealth and Wellbeing; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the procedure for proving emotional harm must protect vulnerable children and young people from experiencing further suffering and distress.RecommendationHealth and Wellbeing; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that there should not be a definitive age for the perpetration of emotional abuse against children. If a definitive age is needed, it should not start from as young as 8 or 12.RecommendationHealth and Wellbeing; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that if Scots law is reformed to criminalise emotional abuse, awareness raising, training, guidance and support is needed for stakeholders, as well as parenting or caring programmes on what ‘the best interests of the child’ means in practice - to avoid criminalising vulnerable parents or carers.RecommendationHealth and Wellbeing; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that, in cases of emotional abuse, a human rights based and trauma informed approach must be taken with the survivors, and a rehabilitative approach must be taken with perpetrators, rather than a punitive oneRecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

SYP’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937…’ [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament calls on the Scottish Government to cement meaningful participation of young people in local governance such as through giving youth representatives voting rights on local authority committees, ensuring accessible outputs, and increasing youth representation.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

SYP’s External Affairs, UK & International Relations Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s conversation around the Local Governance Review: Democracy Matters [November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the Scottish Government’s statutory code of practice covering biometric data and technologies should be developed with young people, articulate the separate regime for children and young people and explicitly embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

SYP’s Justice Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes’[November 2018]

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the proposed Scottish Biometrics Commissioner should be fully independent, be empowered to review all biometric data captured from children, and collaborate with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, the Biometrics Commissioner for England and Wales, and the police.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

SYP’s Justice Committee’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes’[November 2018]

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