The initial phase of the Wee Democracy project was carried out by the Children’s Parliament between 2005 and 2008.
It aimed to work with families across Scotland to explore the relationship between the UN convention on the rights of the child and the reality of family life in Scotland. The pilot project did this by holding facilitated family sessions that used social modelling, play and discussion.
The Children’s Parliament, like many other children and families services, is awaiting a decision on their future funding. The service may not be perfect but it is an important organisation in making sure children’s voices are heard. The report on the development phase of Wee Democracy, including detailed information on family sessions, can be viewed here: