Children’s Parliament is Scotland’s Centre for Excellence for children’s rights, participation and engagement, working with children from early years to age 14 across Scotland.

Children’s Parliament gives children the opportunity to voices their ideas, thoughts and feelings so that their concerns can be listened to and included in our social and political landscape.

Statement: ‘In the future, I hope that Scotland is a better place with no fighting and no sectarianism. Sectarianism is being rude and nasty to someone because of differences between your religions. I think it is particularly bad in

Scotland because of the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, but it’s a bit stupid because you don’t have to be Catholic to support Celtic or Protestant to support Rangers. I’ve experienced sectarianism in my community before when people fight about which team is better, but they’re never going to agree.

I play football and I love it, but I don’t watch it because I don’t like that ‘my team is better – no, my team is better’ stuff that goes on. I don’t want to be caught in the middle of all the fighting.’ Kaitlin, P7


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Name: Children’s Parliament

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Are you doing work that tackles sectarianism?

The action you have taken could inform and enable others to do the same. We are reaching out across Scotland to find examples of projects, videos, music, session plans, cartoons, toolkits and any other resources that you think will help others to take action on sectarianism.

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Get support for sectarianism

If you have experienced or witnessed any form of sectarianism you can get information on the support available in the guidance sections of the young people and adults pages. If you need to report a hate crime you can do so by contacting Police Scotland or through a Third Party Reporting Centre. More information on this is available in our Guidance pages.
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Do something in your community

If you want to take action and do something to tackle sectarianism in your community you can find out how others have been successful in our Directory and Library pages. There is lots of information there to use as inspiration.
If you are doing something, tell us about it and we will feature your good news and events on the website and through our social media channels. Also get in touch if you need support or guidance.
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Have resources to upload?

Have you created an amazing resource that helps to tackle sectarianism in your community? Then why not share it with us and let others access it and learn from your good practice.To submit a resource, event or news article email or call us at the details below.
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