COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing was pleased to give her support to a campaign being run by the Scottish Youth Parliament to help raise awareness of a rights-based approach to tackling childhood adversity.

And the MSP praised the work of a Lochgelly High pupil on the issue.

Ms Ewing said: “I am delighted to give my support to the Scottish Youth Parliament in their campaign calling for strong rights protection as a shield against childhood adversity.

“And I am particularly pleased to do so in the knowledge that it was a motion from Cowdenbeath’s MSYP, Bailey-Lee Robb, which set the ball rolling on this campaign.

“Well done to Bailey-Lee and all the best to the Scottish Youth Parliament as they promote this important cause".

He said: “Taking a rights-based approach can contribute significantly to creating an environment where children and young people’s needs and views are valued.

“It empowers children and young people and decision-makers by developing the capacity of public bodies to fulfil their obligations and it creates space for children and young people to claim their rights.”

Ms Ewing is pictured as she placed her missing rights jigsaw piece into the childhood adversity jigsaw indicating her support for the campaign. With Ms Ewing in the picture is with Kirsty Morrison, Public Affairs Officer of the Scottish Youth Parliament.