Young advisors from the programme met with the relevant Cabinet Secretary in the Parliament to advocate for the inclusion of their recommendations in the Equally Safe Delivery Plan (Scottish Government 2017). The Government considered all their recommendations in the final drafting and gave feedback on how each and every one was being acted upon. The Minister for Older People and Equalities, the CoSLA lead and other people in power met with children and young people one year on, to celebrate their achievements and account for progress. This section will collect evidence of the impact made.
“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to meet some of the Everyday Heroes, and commend them all for their thoughtful work here – this will make a significant contribution to ensuring Equally Safe helps to deliver real change for children and young people. We should never underestimate the power of work done by young people and the insights they have, and I firmly believe we all learn a lot if we open our ears and listen to what they have to tell us.”
Christina McKelvie is meeting Everyday Heroes during the 16 days of action 2018. More to follow.