'I AM delighted to be writing in the Politician’s Opinion Column once more. In these past few months I have been hard at work to get the best for all my constituents.

I have been busy settling into my role as Convener of the External Affairs, UK and International Relations Committee. My main focus has been on the impact of Brexit on both children and young people and what it will mean for the future in terms of employment, freedom of movement, education and law.

I have also secured a place on the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe (Brexit), which provides a direct link to the Cabinet Secretary for Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell. The panel is delivered by the Scottish Government, Children in Scotland and Together.

I’ve also been hard at work on my policy motion around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). I recently met with some civil servants about the nature of my motion and how we can work together to achieve the goals of my motion. I’m also attending the national conference on ACEs in September, and look forward to attending and networking with a wide range of people from all different backgrounds.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the two new head teachers we have in this constituency, firstly – Mrs D Aitken, Acting HT at Lochgelly HS. I have already met with Mrs Aitken, and look forward to continuing our special working relationship. Secondly, Mr S Ross, HT at Beath HS, I hope you’re settling into your new role well, and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

I would just like to take a moment to reflect on Exam Results Day. I hope all young people in my constituency got the grades they hoped for but if not, remember there is #NoWrongPath. You can still get to where you want to/need to be, it will just take that little longer to get there. You can do it, well done to all'.

I would also like to mention that the call for interests has been opened for the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Elections 2019. If you believe you have what it takes to become the next MSYP for the Cowdenbeath Constituency, be sure to note your interest. For more information on how to stand go to www.syp.org.uk .

I would just like to mention a congratulations to Alice Fox, S6 from Beath HS, who has since became a member of the Sport Scotland & YoungScot’s – Young People’s Sports Panel.

If any young person (12-25) has an issue/concern they’d like me to raise, or wants to know more about my work, please get in touch by emailing hello@syp.org.uk, or following me on Twitter: @BaileyLeeMSYP.