Giving children a voice on the topics that matter.
The Children’s Parliament initiative is the first of its kind in the UK for younger children.
About the Children’s Parliament Initiative
Welcome to the Children’s Parliament – Bringing together Primary School aged children (7-11yrs) from all over Great Britain to debate pressing issues of our time with the adults nominated to make decisions on our behalf. Our mission is to inspire and empower children to be informed, open-minded, responsible, and active citizens who will shape society and drive impact in the future.
The inaugural launch event in 2021 broke the record for the world’s largest Online MS Teams session of a Children’s Parliament, with 270 Primary School children across the UK matched to MP’s and their constituencies.
Further topics covered in online debates and Select Committee groups have included: Sustainability, Climate Change, Making the World a Safer Place, Online Security and Drinking Water.
Teachers and Students – join us – we want to hear from you!
“The Children’s Parliament gives a credible voice to an incredible generation.”
Peter Spencer-Lane, Speaker of the House of Children
Saint Pierre is the Inaugural School
Next Event: World Children’s Parliament
Wednesday 29th November 2023 at 5pm (UK)
A World Children’s Parliament organised by Wakelet and Microsoft 365 on the eve of COP28 in Dubai at 5pm, Wed 29th Nov, will address the urgent need for measures to protect our planet, Darwin 200-style.
Interim Children’s Parliament Prime Minister Elections
Saturday, 25th November 2023
Entries close on 15th November, 2023
“Children discuss adult issues, and send their views directly to the heart of the British parliament.”
Watch Latest Event
Debating which issues King Charles III should prioritise to best support the future of young people.
“The initiative is exactly the kind of thing post-Brexit Britain should be championing -inspiring our children to take control of their future and fight for the common good” Anna Firth, MP
UK Children’s Parliament Select Committee
Water Management & Sustainability: 17th October 2022
“Like my father, I would like to see democracy and parliamentary process taught in schools.” Katie Amess, new patron of The Children’s Parliament
Play the Global Goals Game
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030, but it’s the role of every one of us to ensure we help to deliver these goals.
Water Management & Sustainability
Research into how safe our drinking water is and the ways we can improve it
The children’s parliament initiative is held in honour of Sir David Amess, who was due to co-host the online children’s parliament on the 29th October 2021.