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  • Recruiting young people to co-convene the Cross-Party Group

    Created: 01/08/2019

    Children in Scotland and YouthLink Scotland hold the joint secretariat for the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People. At their June AGM the group agreed to trialling having a group of children and young people to act as young co-convenors role.

    They are currently carrying out targeted recruitment for this position to ensure that we can achieve a balanced and representative group of young co-convenors. They are looking for applications from children and young people aged 8 -25.

    The role will entail;

    • Attendance at least one and up to five CPG meetings across the year
    • Co-chairing one meeting a year with one of our MSP co-convenors
    • Helping to choose meeting topics based on suggestions from members of the CPG and the secretariat
    • Signing off on papers prepared for the CPG by the secretariat.

    At the moment they would require the young co-convenors to be working with an organisation with the capacity to provide them with support in advance of all meetings. The secretariat will provide a briefing to all young co-convenors in advance of each meeting to support this preparation. They will also be able to talk through what chairing the meeting will involve and discuss any concerns.

    The secretariat will also provide guidance for all adults attending meetings to ensure that presentations and contributions are accessible for children and young people.

    Could you please ask any children and young people who are interested in being involved to submit the following information to [email protected], along with the consent form, please also copy in the member of staff who will be supporting you.

    • their name
    • date of birth
    • where they live (local authority only)

    Please also provide answers to the following 3 questions;

    • Why do you want to be involved?
    • What makes you you?
    • Tell us about an issue that you think is important for children and young people and why?

    If you have any questions please contact Chris Ross, [email protected] and Sarah Paterson, [email protected].

    Information Sheet

    Consent Form

    Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 August 2019.

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