Children and Young People’s Brexit Panel

Are you aged 8-18 and want to make your opinions on Brexit heard? Children in Scotland can help you do just that…

The UK will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. The Scottish Government is talking to the UK Government about how to make sure that leaving the European Union does as little harm as possible in Scotland.

Children and young people have a right to be heard in the discussions about Brexit. Participation projects have already been established in Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that children can have their say. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that every child has the right to be heard in decisions that affect them.

To ensure that this happens in Scotland, Children in Scotland is working in partnership with Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights to set up a panel of children and young people to provide advice to the Scottish Government.

The Panel will bring together a group of children and young people with a range of views to talk about the main issues for children and young people in relation to leaving the European Union.

The group will work directly with Mike Russell (Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations), who is the Government Minister in charge of negotiating the best deal for Scotland when we leave the European Union. The panel will have the opportunity to make sure that the views of children and young people across the country are listened to and taken into account in his discussions with the UK Government.

The panel will also be involved in developing resources to provide information to children and young people about what Brexit means for them and their lives.

Anyone aged 8-18 who lives in Scotland can apply to come to the selection day. You can also apply if you were under 18 at the time of the EU referendum on 23 June 2016.

To apply to come to the selection day, please answer the three questions and complete the consent form (download the form below) and send this information to Jemma at  by 2nd August 2018:

  1. Why do you want to be involved?
  2. What makes you who you are?
  3. What do you feel about Brexit?

You can share your answers to these three questions with us in whichever way you like. For example, you could send us a video recording instead of a written response.

Consent form: CYP-Brexit-Panel-Consent

Get in touch…

If you have any questions about the panel please contact Jemma Tracey.

Email: Telephone: 0131 313 8804