This consultation is aimed at young people living in Scotland who are aged 11 to 18. Young people can take part
in a variety of ways and you can find more under the How section. The main website for
the Youth Summit also tells you more. The people organising it
come from a number of organisations that work with young people. These organisations are listed below,
along with links to other web sites that tell you more about them.
The Scottish Executive is the main body that carries out the wishes of the Scottish
Parliament. The Minister for Children and Education, Sam Galbraith MSP, set the ball
rolling by calling for this consultation. To find out more about the Scottish Parliament, you could begin by
checking out how the parliament works on
their website . You could also look at the Scottish Executiveís own site,
but remember to come back here!
Children in Scotland is a national agency for voluntary, statutory and
professional organisations and individuals working with children and their
families in Scotland.
Community Learning Scotland is the
national community education agency. It provides a focus and source of advice to
the Government on community learning in general, and its Youth Issues Unit looks
at youth issues in particular. It was launched in 1999 and used to be known as
the Scottish Community Education Council (SCEC).
The International Teledemocracy Centre is a research centre within Napier University interested in the
use of information and communication technology to support the democratic process. This is their website and they are running this e-consultation.
Save the Children (SCF) is the leading UK international
children's rights organisation which works in 70 countries round the world.
Here in Scotland, Save the Children seeks to ensure that children and young
people have the opportunity to be fully consulted on the decisions that
affect them in their everyday lives.
SCCC, the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum
helps to work out what should get taught in schools. It works with teachers, schools, education
authorities and others to improve the quality of the learning experience for all young people.
Who Cares? Scotland is a friendly and welcoming organisation that works towards
improving the standard of life for all young people in care in
Young Scot provides a very informative newspaper and website for young people.
Youthlink Scotland supports and promotes the
work and the common aims of voluntary youth organisations in Scotland in the
interests of young people.
The Youth Summit in Motherwell on 19 June is being hosted by North Lanarkshire Council.
That event and the regional conferences are being supported by all Scottish local authorities.
The organising committee includes representatives of local authority community education and
community services departments and of the professional associations to which their managers
belong. Also involved in the organising team is COSLA the body that links together local
councils in Scotland.