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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
1 Jan 2019The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that young people must be involved in and their views taken into account in the decision regarding the model of pupil participation within their school, and any model must ensure that young people’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child rights are being respected, protected and fulfilled.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights-

SYP’s response to Empowering Schools: A Consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

[January 2018]

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

 

1 Dec 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament agrees with the majority of the parking zone exemptions proposed in the Transport (Scotland) Bill.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

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

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018Children and young people should be provided with information about their rights all the time (through human rights education), in case they are ever interviewed by the police, as well as before any police interview begins, and during, especially if the interview spans multiple sessions.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights-

SYP’s additional response to the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill [November 2018]

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that activity focussed on philanthropy and social activism should be part of the core secondary curriculum.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

Results of a nationwide survey by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) [November 2018]

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the benefits of volunteering should be promoted to young people, and pathways and platforms should be provided to allow them to make a difference.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

Results of a nationwide survey by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) [November 2018]

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that, as part of sex education in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), teachers and students alike should be trained on the risks, consequences and prevention of online sexual offending in an engaging, positive, youth-friendly, and blame and embarrassment-free way.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

SYP findings from ‘Protection from Sexual Offending’ consultation workshop with the Scottish Government at our 67th National Sitting in Kilmarnock on 21st October [November 2018]

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the proposed Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in the Transport (Scotland) Bill should be allowed to run differently in different areas, and that there should not be different grace periods for residents and non-residents.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

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

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the penalty money proposed to be charged for vehicles driving in Low Emission Zones (LEZ’s) which do not meet the emission standards, as per the Transport (Scotland) Bill, should be used by Local Authorities to cover the costs of running the LEZ and other work that meets the aims of low emission zones.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

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

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the proposed bus operator app and bus stop real-time displays in the Transport (Scotland) Bill should be installed, with the former including live updates and notifications, bus stop tracking and the ability to buy tickets with a QR code.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

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

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

1 Nov 2018The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that Wifi is needed at bus stops to ensure a bus operator app is fully accessible across Scotland.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

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

Extended by Conveners Group 20th January 2019

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