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Our work supporting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

In November 2014, the Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrated its 25th anniversary. Children in Scotland celebrates the changes this has brought to the lives of children and young people.

There have, undoubtedly, been advances in the way children and young people are treated and viewed, although it is widely recognised that there is still much work to be done and we continue to call for the full incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act represents a positive step forward on the long road to making the UNCRC a reality in Scotland.

The right of children and young people to be actively listened to and have their opinions respected and taken seriously underpins the participation and engagement work of Children in Scotland.

Ref: Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously

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