Date lodged: 10 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that young people in the Edinburgh Eastern constituency, particularly in more deprived areas, will be able to participate in the Year of Young People 2018.
Answered by: Maree Todd 17 January 2018
Groups representing children and young people from all socio-economic backgrounds have been engaged from the outset of planning the Year.
Young Scot, Children in Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament have recruited over 500 young people to be Year of Young People Ambassadors and a smaller group of co-design champions called Communic18. This partnership worked with a range of key organisations to ensure young people from all areas of Scotland and from protected groups or vulnerable or excluded young people are involved in the Year. The Ambassadors’ role is to promote events and activities and create opportunities for young people within their local communities.