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Children and Young People

This Cross-party group's purpose:

To ensure issues affecting children and young people are recognised and discussed throughout the working of the Scottish Parliament, in order to ensure that the needs and rights of children and young people are met throughout Scotland. 

Next meeting

Monday, January 30, 2023

 The next CPG on Children and Young People is going to take place on 30 January 2023 from 10-11:30 and will focus on barriers to accessing ELC and school age childcare.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Chris Ross

Address:

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Jeremy Balfour

Co-Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Kaukab Stewart

Co-Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Karen Adam

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Colin Beattie

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Michael Marra

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)


Non MSP Individuals

Lynne Gilmour
David Ashford
Rozanne Chorlton
Bill Cook
Kirsty Craig
Gerry Croall
Jackie Doig
Susan Elsley
Mairi Ferris
Margot Gillon
Tracy Griffen
Fiona Henderson
Clare Lally
Kenny Lindsay
Katy MacFarlane
Kirsteen MacKay
Donna Mackie
Louise Marryat
Vicky McGraw
Robert McHarg
John McKinney
Martine Miller
Pat Salter
Jayne Scotland
Neil Seaton
Carolyn Wilson
Mark Wong
Kit Wyeth


Organisations

Children in Scotland - secretary
YouthLink Scotland - treasurer
A & M Training
Aberlour
Action Duchenne
Action for Children Scotland
Action for Children’s Arts
Action for Sick Children Scotland)
Afasic Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland
The ALLIANCE
Article 12 in Scotland
Association of Family Therapist in Scotland
The Barn Youth Centre
Barnardo’s Scotland
Beat
Befriending Networks
Bellenden
Big Lottery Fund
BMA Scotland
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology in Scotland
Caledonia Consulting
Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
CAHRU - University of St Andrews
CALL Scotland
Camphill
Capability Scotland
Carers Trust
CCPS
Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland
Changing Faces Scotland
CHAS
Child Brain Injury Trust
Child Poverty Action Group
Children 1st
Children’s Health Scotland
Children’s Hearings Scotland
Children in Need
Children’s Parliament
Church of Scotland Committee on Education
Circle
Clan Childlaw
CLIC Sargent
Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership
College of Occupational Therapists
Columba 1400
Common Thread
Contact a Family Scotland
COSCA
Covey Befriending
Crossroads Youth and Community Association
Diabetes UK
Division of Forensic Psychology - Scotland
DofE
Downs Syndrome Scotland
Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
Enable
Engender
Enquire
Families First St Andrews
Families Need Fathers
Families Outside
Family Fund
Fife Gingerbread
Firsthand
The Fostering Network
Foursquare
Generations Working Together
Girlguiding Scotland
Grounds for Learning
GYP Borders
Highland Children Forum
Home Link Family Support
I Can
Includem
In train
Intercultural Youth Scotland
Keys to Inclusion
Kibble
Kids VIP
KIND (Scotland)
Legal Services Agency
LGBT Youth
Licketyspit
Living Streets
Lothian Autistic Society
Mindroom
National Autistic Society
National Deaf Children’s Society
NewsDirect
NHS Health Scotland
The Notre Dame Centre
NSPCC Scotland
Obesity Action Scotland
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland
Open Secret
PAMIS
Parenting Across Scotland
Partners in Advocacy
Partners in Play
Personalised Education Now
The Place 2Be
Play Scotland
PlayTalkRead
Plus Forth Valley
Prince’s Trust
Quarriers
Rathbone
Real World Learning Scotland
Relationships Scotland
Resolve ASL
Rising Stars
RNIB
Roshni
RoSPA
Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
Samaritans
Save the Children
Sense Scotland
Scotcen
Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils
Scottish Child Law Centre
Scottish Child Psychotherapy Trust
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Scottish Children's Services Coalition
Scottish Council of Independent Schools
Scottish Division of Education Psychology
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Parent Teacher Council
Scottish PNA
Scottish Pre-School Play Association
Scottish Sports Association
Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum
Scottish Women’s Aid
Scottish Youth Parliament
Shared Lives Plus
Shelter Scotland
Sick Children’s Hospital
Skills Development Scotland
Smart Play Network
Sound Lab
Spark of Genius
Strathcarron Hospice
STUC
TACT
Tartan Silk
The Salvation Army
The Spark
Together Scotland
UK ADHD Partnership
University of Edinburgh – CAHRU, CRFR, NSPCC Centre
Vocal
West Lothian Youth Action Project
With Kids
Who Cares? Scotland
Working on Wheels
WSREC
YWCA Scotland
Young Scot
Your Voice
Youth Bus
Youth Scotland
Zero Tolerance