Your rights

Know your rights


Mental health

It’s not always easy to talk

Talking to someone you trust at school can be the first step to getting help.


Young people have a say

Help to make your voice heard

You have the right to take along an advocacy worker to meetings with the school about your learning and support. Watch this to find out how advocacy can help make your voice heard….


Your rights

Making children’s rights the law – the Scottish Parliament wants to know what you think!

Find out about your chance to share your views with the Scottish Parliament about making children’s rights the law….

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Dyslexia

Pupil voice: Molly shares her thoughts about her dyslexia

Check out this BBC film clip from the Social: Molly looks into the common, everyday challenges of being dyslexic and raises the question, are schools treating children with learning challenges equally?

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Young people have a say

You are more than a condition

If you’re living with a long term condition, you might have felt like coronavirus has had an impact on your mental health. Listen to young people with long term conditions sharing what’s been hard and what has helped them. It helps to know you’re not alone. Check out the campaign page #MoreThanACondition too.


Bullying

Racism and racist bullying

It’s against the law to treat someone differently or unfairly because of their colour, ethnicity, nationality or culture. Racism and racist bullying is wrong, and you can get help to make it stop. Check out this powerful film by Childline ‘Think you understand me?’ and get more advice about racism.


Young people have a say

Pupil Voice: Scottish Youth Parliament’s Education Convener on learning in lockdown and the best way forward

Hear from Liam, the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Education Convener, sharing what learning has been like during lockdown and the way forward from here.

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Young people have a say

Extra support with education: what’s important to pupils in Scotland? The ASL Review

The ASL Review: How well has extra support with education been working in schools across Scotland? Find out what matters to young people in this national review which the Scottish Government asked for.

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Money and housing issues

Pupil Voice: The Cost of Learning in Lockdown

For families struggling with money issues, the coronavirus crisis hasn’t been easy. Hear from pupils sharing with Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland about their experiences during lockdown, the support that has helped, and their feelings about the return to school.

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Changing School

Pupil voice: moving school after coronavirus

Starting at a new school is a big change in your life, especially when you’ve not been able to go to school for ages because of the coronavirus lockdown. Read one young person’s blog about how she’s feeling.

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Autism

Pupil Voice: an autistic teenager’s diary of life in lockdown

We love this video diary of life in lockdown for Victoria, a teenager with autism from the Highlands – meltdown moments, worries about change, going for a daily jog for her wellbeing. Victoria got help to make her film from the Pines, Highland Council, Chip + and the National Autistic Society Scotland.


Young people have a say

Pupil Voice: coronavirus school closures – coping when I miss my pals

“I always feel better after I’ve talked to my friends. We speak to each other every day at 12 .30 when we’d usually be at lunch. After that I don’t miss them as much.” Martha age 11