Local MSP Neil Findlay has voiced his support for Children in Scotland’s 25 calls for change to ensure greater rights, and equality, for young people.
The 25 calls for change cover four general themes: challenging inequalities; strengthening rights and participation; supporting children, families and communities, in addition to improving education, skills and learning experiences . The 25 calls were the product of conversations with experts in the children’s sector including member organisations, partners, staff and young people.
The MSP met with the charity last week to discuss their recommendations, which included votes for 16 and 17 year olds in UK elections, in addition to a £5 top up of child benefit – these are policies that the Labour Party is committed to delivering.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Children in Scotland are doing a fantastic job at speaking up for the rights of young people.
“I fully support the demands made by the organisation many of which the Labour Party will implement when we get into Government”
“I look forward to working with Children in Scotland in the future to improve the life chances of young people.