Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Drop-in centres for advice and information and affordable, accessible leisure facilities for all children were the two key requests when Children in Scotland asked, 'What do we want to ask the Parliament to do for children, young people and their families during the next term of the Scottish Parliament?' More than 1,000 children and young people from across Scotland replied to the questionnaire about the issues most pressing to them. The five key topics addressed were schools, leisure, crime and safety, families and health. Launching Children in Scotland's manifesto for the next Scottish parliamentary elections, chief executive Bronwen Cohen said, 'Improving provision for children and young people should not just be an abstract aspiration for politicians, but should translate into the kind of services children and young people themselves want to see on the ground.'