Young Persons Guarantee

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

I refer the member to the report that was published today with regard to Young Scot’s involvement to date and how it has been involved in shaping the scheme. On how that involvement will proceed, I heard this morning from a number of the organisations about young people on boards, and how they can sit on shadow boards and influence the experience of other young people as part of their employment.

On the governance issue, the developing the young workforce scheme is employer led and localised, with 21 different organisations involved, and we want to ensure that there are connections with the young person’s voice as well. The member raises an important point, and I give him a commitment that Young Scot’s work is on-going; it did not take place only at the start of the process.