Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee launched a call for views on the Scottish Government’s plans to update hate crime laws.
MSPs want to know whether the public, including groups who may be directly impacted by the new law, support the proposals, or whether some parts of the Bill could be changed.
In the Bill, age is added to the characteristics which already receive extra protections from hate crimes (which are disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and transgender identity).
YouthLink Scotland are responding to the call for views and you can read YouthLink Scotland’s response to this consultation.
You can find out more about the consultation (which closes on 24 July) here.