Do you know your MP from your MSP? What about your local councillor? If you’re concerned about an issue at an international, national or local level then get in touch with your elected representatives to see how they can help you bring about change.
Not the only one concerned about an issue? Why not start a petition calling for the change you want to see happen? This is a great way to raise awareness of an issue and help to achieve a positive outcome.
Check out this video form the Scottish Parliament which explains how you can petition the Scottish Parliament, including the issues you can raise and how the process works.
Often, Scottish Parliament Committees and the Scottish Government put out a call for views from the public on a range of issues. This could be about changes to a particular law, policy or practice. Find and take part in consultations that interest or impact you by visiting the Scottish Government Consultation Hub and the Scottish Parliament Calls for Views.
Through Girlguiding’s Action for Change programme, you can gain the skills to change the things you really care about. You will be supported to lead your own social action project to help to make a difference in your community and beyond.
There are so many opportunities you can get involved with. You could become an MSYP, a Speak Out champion or join Girlguiding’s Advocate programme.