‘Knowledge of Parliament, and a good understanding of the political context in each House, are key skills for civil servants.
Throughout the year, Departments hold events and training to support their staff, supported by our dedicated team parliamentary training team at Civil Service Learning.
Parliament Week 2018 provides a great opportunity to highlight the importance of this work and discover new perspectives. We are looking forward to getting involved, and have an exciting programme of events planned across the Cabinet Office.’
– Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Council and Permanent Secretary to the Government in Parliament Group
UK Parliament Week 2017 was a great success for our Learning Disabled communities, with events happening throughout the UK ranging from community treasure hunts to talks and quizzes. Empower! is a programme designed specifically for the Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD) community. The training package is targeted to all organisations that work with the ALD…Read more
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We bring communities together and contribute to society. Above all, we aim to build better futures. Eva Penhallurick, member of the Community Impact Group and delegation lead to the British Youth Council said: ‘’The Scouts are proud to be partnering with UK Parliament…Read more
Scotland was a hive of activity during UK Parliament Week 2017! We had events in every constituency in the country, from the Borders up to Orkney. So many different types of social groups got together to take part in activities, events, and meetings to discuss democracy, politics, and how we can engage with the UK…Read more
Girlguiding is about giving girls a voice – and as the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK we strive to give our young members the confidence to speak out about issues that they believe in. Gaining an understanding of the UK democratic system is a vital part of enabling them…Read more
We can’t wait to send you all our fantastic UK Parliament Week 2018 partners’ kits to use at your events or activities! So, what do you get in a kit I hear you ask? Yours will include: A booklet with a wide range of activities for you to use at your event A ballot box…Read more
Ronnie Cowan is MP of Inverclyde and a supporter of UK Parliament Week. He tells us why he thinks UK Parliament Week is so important to democracy in the UK. “I am aware that not every MP engages with UK Parliament Week and as a Scottish National Party MP, whose raison d’etre is to extract Scotland…Read more
UK Parliament Week 2017 was a great success in Wales, with events happening in every constituency in the country. Ranging from school assemblies to community tea parties, these events gave people opportunities to get together and discuss the relevance and importance of the UK Parliament to the people of Wales. Since UK Parliament Week, engagement in…Read more
As the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, Girlguiding enables those girls and young women to have a voice at all levels and all ages from 5 years upwards. As Region Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding South West England, I was blown away by the number of units who participated in a…Read more
During Parliament Week 2017, we ran two ‘parliamentary insights’ events. These were aimed at inspiring students to think about the role of Parliament in national life. Our first speaker was Hugo Sugg, who was homeless as a teenager but stood for Parliament in the 2016 election and leads the #HugosEarthquake campaign that seeks to make…Read more
“During UK Parliament Week 2017 Bournemouth Youth Committee hosted a pair of debates in Bournemouth Town Hall Council Chamber for young people aged 13-19. Over 40 young people from across town gathered in the chamber usually reserved for Full Council meetings. The debates were on subjects that the young people felt were important to them,…Read more