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

Does Democracy Really Matter?

Thursday 13th June at 4pm (UK)

This year is a huge election year around the world, with almost half the global population, 4 Billion people, going to the polls to vote in national elections.

With so much focus on democracy, we’ll be debating whether democracy really matters and why it’s important.

Football for Peace and UK Children’s Parliament join forces to launch Rehydrating The Earth Campaign

Rehydrate The Earth is part of a 10-year global plan to use the power of football and soccer in tackling global water issues and mobilize partnerships to help prevent and reduce water scarcity which are leading to tensions between communities around the world.

TikTok UK Told By Child Prime Minister – ‘Do The Right Thing and Take Down Videos That Are Killing Young People’

In an emotional meeting, Child Prime Minister of the UK Children’s Parliament, Clark Dearson, 11 years old, heard the heartbreaking stories of two mothers who have lost sons to dangerous online challenges spread on social media platforms like TikTok.

Congratulations to Clark Dearson from Saint Pierre School on being elected the new UK Children’s Parliament Prime Minister taking over from Harry Acheampong. Here’s Manchester United legend Gary Neville congratulating our new PM.

UK Children’s Parliament to Become Charity

On Sir David Amess’s birthday, 26 March, UK Children’s Parliament to Become Charity, Honouring Sir David Amess’s Legacy

World Children’s Parliament 2023

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, addressed 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 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

“If we all work together we can make a difference”

“Good luck, to the Paxman’s of Primary Schools…”

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

“I felt I was listened to, and my ideas were valid.” Joy Smith, 11.

650 Kids
60 MPs

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.