Hyslop Congratulates Whitburn Pupils on Victim Support Conference
Local MSP, Fiona Hyslop has congratulated the pupils of Whitburn Academy on organising a Conference for Victim Support. HRH Princess Royal attended and delivered an address at the conference which was also attended by Lothian and Borders Police, Victim Support Scotland representatives and number of local schools. Fiona Hyslop MSP also spoke at the event taking part in a Question and Answer Panel Session.
I would like to congratulate the 6th year ‘Horizon Group’ at Whitburn Academy for organising the thought-provoking event which I am sure will help improve support services for young victims of crime.
“There were many stories about the importance of listening to young people and I think that support for school age pupils is something that needs to be further addressed.
“I am grateful for the pupils highlighting these issues and am pleased that it has been given the recognition it deserves in such a well organised conference.
“The Scottish Government is about to publish the Victim and Witnesses Support Bill and I would encourage The Parliament to take evidence from the work of the pupils of Whitburn Academy on young victims in examining the bill’s provisions.”