Martin Whitfield MSP has pledged his support for a campaign to put the rights of young people at the heart of Scotland’s recovery from Covid-19.

The Scottish Youth Parliament’s Bounce Back campaign calls for decision makers to take a rights-based approach to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has had a negative impact on all young people, but particularly those in vulnerable or seldom-heard groups. The campaign focuses on five areas of young people’s lives which the pandemic has particularly affected.

Mr Whitfield recently met with local MSYPs to discuss the Bounce Back campaign and some of the issues young people in our area are currently facing.

Following the meeting, Mr Whitfield signed up to the campaign’s Bounce Back pledge to demonstrate his support for the campaign’s objective.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Young people have suffered in various ways over the last 17 months or so and it is vital that their voices are part of the foundation of our COVID recovery as we seek to move forward over the coming months.

“The Bounce Back campaign has been developed out of the significant feedback gathered from young people across Scotland about their experience of living through the pandemic.

“It offers a proactive and comprehensive approach for decision-makers at all levels to adopt as we begin the hard work of recovering from the pandemic, and I’m very pleased to have pledged my support the campaign and Scotland’s young people.

“I thank the local MSYPs for a very positive meeting and look forward to working together with them going forward.”

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