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UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and welcome

... UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and welcome 22 Nov 2019 We have responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement on Wednesday that ministers are committed to a ‘maximalist’ approach to incorporation of the United Nations...


UNCRC incorporation: the day we make history

... UNCRC incorporation: the date we make history 16 Mar 2021 Our Head of Policy, Projects & Participation Amy Woodhouse on what today means for children and the country's future I do cringe a bit using words like ‘historic’ to describe...


Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"

... Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now" 28 Aug 2019 Children in Scotland has reiterated its call for full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and urged the Scottish Government to...

Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

... Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill 6 Oct 2021 Children in Scotland accepts the verdict of the Supreme Court to rule in favour of the UK Government’s challenge of the United Nations Convention on the...


What better way than a Bill to mark the UNCRC's birthday?

... What better way than a bill to mark the UNCRC’s birthday? For our 25 Calls campaign, Bruce Adamson and young campaigner Ruby made a plea for children to be supported to become human rights defenders. One year on, he says Scotland is making...


Supporting the Third Sector Project (2014-present)

...Network, this event on 27 May 2021 aimed to support the third sector and partners to understand UNCRC Incorporation. Read the event...


Activate Your Rights (2019)

...awareness of their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It includes a facilitator’s pack with a range of activities co-designed with children and young people to help ensure they are aware of and...


Land and freedom

...has recently pledged to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law. Decision-makers will need to meet the rights children have under this convention, which includes things like the right to play and...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...in this case specifically Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This states that ‘children and young people have the right to living conditions that support them to develop and grow’. Given Scottish...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be incorporated into Scots law to the maximum extent possible, and the UK leaving Europe in January 2020. But, on both a personal and...


"We deserve to have spaces where we feel included and can make friends with the same interests as us"

...work service has everything it needs because we all have the right to be creative (Article 31, UNCRC). We also don’t want youth services to be the first thing to have their funding cut. We think that when the ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...consideration of the rights and roles of young people, in the context of the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scottish law. Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock said: “The Priestley review valued the views and engagement of young people and...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...and some really simple solutions under their recommendations. We have an opportunity through the UNCRC being brought into Scots Law to make some of these recommendations a reality,” she said. The peer researchers’ recommendations for adults...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...Tuesday’s publication of the Programme for Government. Commenting on key policy areas including UNCRC incorporation, ELC expansion and health inequalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: UNCRC incorporation:...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...to support our right to be heard under Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). One of the areas we have been looking at is the right to education and how to make sure this is protected. In 2019, we published a report...


"Stand firm on human rights", civil society groups urge party leaders

...of our Manifesto for the next UK Government, with one of the calls being 'Fully incorporate the UNCRC and wider international human rights treaties into UK law'. Click here to download a PDF copy of the Manifesto   Share this ...


New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...understanding and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We do this by: promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; helping children's organisations to integrate the UNCRC into their...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

25 Calls response: Our economy is broken but our people aren’t. A new rights-based approach would mean a better future for children

...Paul Carberry, Action for Children’s Director for Scotland says full incorporation of the UNCRC offers a once in a generation opportunity to tackle poverty and empower communities Call 11: Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by...


Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
budget community democracy economy Education equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"

...the First Minister to incorporate the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law and “to do it in the most effective way possible”.   The time has come to incorporate the CRC into domestic law. Unicef UK...

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Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...Day and the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Recite Me is an easy-to-use web accessibility tool, which includes: text to speech functionality dyslexia software an interactive...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...are to truly realise those rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child [UNCRC], we need to ensure that opportunities like Erasmus+ are not removed from our most disadvantaged communities. “Votes at 16 in Scotland has...


25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

...matter to them. We’re proud to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the framework for working with, and for, girls and young women. We know their rights and we want to ensure they know them too, and equally...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC incorporation and the work of the Care Review provide the scaffolding for change Scotland’s families need Back in 2018 when we made our call...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

...are we going to get that if we restrict the number of children we have now? Do you agree full UNCRC incorporation could give us an important reference point for delivering on rights to tackle poverty? With November’s announcement about the...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...world too. Of course, our children and young people have rights through legislation such as the UNCRC. For example, Article 12 states that children and young people have a right to have their voices heard and to be included in decisions which...


On Brexit day, young people’s voices on our relationship with Europe matter more than ever

...EU. Rights The Panel said: The UK Government and Scottish Government should fully incorporate the UNCRC as soon as possible. Full incorporation of the UNCRC would hold adults to account and ensure the needs of children and young people are met...


The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...that predate the pandemic. The Equal Protection Act, the Scottish Government’s promise of UNCRC incorporation ‘to the max’ and the Independent Care Review all signal the extent to which children’s voices have entered the political...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...highlighted in the Programme for Government 2021-22, the timeline for commencement of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is currently uncertain as we await the judgment of the UK Supreme Court. “However, we welcome the Scottish...

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Life through a child-rights lens

...very heart of what we do, writes Amy Woodhouse  As we edge closer to seeing the incorporation of UNCRC in Scots law realised, those of us working in the children’s sector have been reflecting on what this will mean for us as champions of...


‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...message about involvement as it refocuses on the principles of CfE within the context of UNCRC incorporation. “Following incorporation, the right to having a say in decision-making will become a legal entitlement. “The government will...


Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary

...of the event The online event aimed to support the third sector and partners to understand the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and to explore how we can further children’s rights through sharing practice and peer learning. Click here...


News: New postgraduate certificate on children and young people in conflict with the law

...is at a crucial stage in its children’s rights journey with the upcoming implementation of the UNCRC. Through providing further education for professionals working with children and young people, we believe a positive difference will be made...

CPD youth justice

Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced

...Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Today marks the full commencement of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 meaning children under the age of 12 years old can...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC

Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children

...of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Thirty years since the UK ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) some children are still being left...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...will not only ensure we have a system fit for purpose, but will help realise the ambitions of the UNCRC in delivering education that is child-centred, child-friendly and empowering for all." Within our consultation response, we also call for all...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...support and mental health services, while continuing spending plans for the implementation of the UNCRC, which can and must continue alongside action to respond to the supreme court's ruling. “The budget should embody the spirit of the recent...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Licketyspit's workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

...time is it, Mr No Rights Wolf?” game, the champions shared what’s important to them about UNCRC implementation and how adults can truly uphold their rights in practice, through equal group play. Click here to watch Licketyspit's video on...


Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

...the presentation slides. Click here to watch Children's Parliament's  "The time is now" video on UNCRC...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...of all this uncertainty and talk of restrictions, both Brexit and Covid-related. In January, the UNCRC Incorporation Bill unanimously passed stage one in the Scottish Parliament. The adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the...


 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...Feb 2021 Co-director of Children’s Parliament, Cathy McCulloch, explains why, on the cusp of UNCRC incorporation, it’s time to celebrate and step up our efforts to realise children’s rights A Year of Celebration This year, 2021, is a year...


Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

...and infrastructure. Rights Children’s rights to education and health, as set out in the UNCRC, must be met and strengthened after the UK leaves the EU. Information should be provided to support children and young people to learn about...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...Review, the introduction of the Equal Protection Act, and the promise of full incorporation of the UNCRC. “These are all powerful signs of the effectiveness of collective campaigning to make change for children, and we’ll be taking forward our...

budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...by Children in Scotland, said: “Don’t worry, I don’t want to discuss all 54 articles of the UNCRC, but I do hope that this event will help young people make informed decisions about who to vote for.” A broad range of Children in Scotland...


How we can work together to stop child abuse before it starts

...needs Browse training A day we make history Amy Woodhouse on what UNCRC incorporation means for the country's future Read her blog Hope in hard times We've launched our 2021-26 Manifesto...


“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...removed the defence of justifiable assault, giving children the same protection as adults, and the UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Bill was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in March this year. These were such positive steps and we can...

Magazine

Blast from the past: Young people learn to connect heritage, modernity and personal identity

...Heritage Hunters, took place in 2019 and was built on the foundations of Article 31 of the UNCRC which states that children have the right to freely participate in cultural life and the arts. It brought together 140 children across six...

heritage living museums museums

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...historic change" We published a blog in March marking the passing of the UNCRC incorporation Bill Read the blog "It's our future too" Our Panel on Europe partnership project heard young people's...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Road Safety Resource (2021)

...The Gate A strategic brand and comms hub. Find out more UNCRC: supporting families Join @ScotParents on Thursday 20 January 2022 to look at how the UNCRC can help solve t…...


Issue 196 Children in Scotland Magazine


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UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and welcome

... UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and welcome 22 Nov 2019 We have responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement on Wednesday that ministers are committed to a ‘maximalist’ approach to incorporation of the United Nations...


UNCRC incorporation: the day we make history

... UNCRC incorporation: the date we make history 16 Mar 2021 Our Head of Policy, Projects & Participation Amy Woodhouse on what today means for children and the country's future I do cringe a bit using words like ‘historic’ to describe...


Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"

... Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now" 28 Aug 2019 Children in Scotland has reiterated its call for full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and urged the Scottish Government to...

Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

... Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill 6 Oct 2021 Children in Scotland accepts the verdict of the Supreme Court to rule in favour of the UK Government’s challenge of the United Nations Convention on the...


Land and freedom

...has recently pledged to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law. Decision-makers will need to meet the rights children have under this convention, which includes things like the right to play and...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...in this case specifically Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This states that ‘children and young people have the right to living conditions that support them to develop and grow’. Given Scottish...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be incorporated into Scots law to the maximum extent possible, and the UK leaving Europe in January 2020. But, on both a personal and...


"We deserve to have spaces where we feel included and can make friends with the same interests as us"

...work service has everything it needs because we all have the right to be creative (Article 31, UNCRC). We also don’t want youth services to be the first thing to have their funding cut. We think that when the ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...consideration of the rights and roles of young people, in the context of the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scottish law. Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock said: “The Priestley review valued the views and engagement of young people and...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...and some really simple solutions under their recommendations. We have an opportunity through the UNCRC being brought into Scots Law to make some of these recommendations a reality,” she said. The peer researchers’ recommendations for adults...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...Tuesday’s publication of the Programme for Government. Commenting on key policy areas including UNCRC incorporation, ELC expansion and health inequalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: UNCRC incorporation:...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...to support our right to be heard under Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). One of the areas we have been looking at is the right to education and how to make sure this is protected. In 2019, we published a report...


"Stand firm on human rights", civil society groups urge party leaders

...of our Manifesto for the next UK Government, with one of the calls being 'Fully incorporate the UNCRC and wider international human rights treaties into UK law'. Click here to download a PDF copy of the Manifesto   Share this ...


New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...understanding and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We do this by: promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; helping children's organisations to integrate the UNCRC into their...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

25 Calls response: Our economy is broken but our people aren’t. A new rights-based approach would mean a better future for children

...Paul Carberry, Action for Children’s Director for Scotland says full incorporation of the UNCRC offers a once in a generation opportunity to tackle poverty and empower communities Call 11: Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...Day and the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Recite Me is an easy-to-use web accessibility tool, which includes: text to speech functionality dyslexia software an interactive...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...are to truly realise those rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child [UNCRC], we need to ensure that opportunities like Erasmus+ are not removed from our most disadvantaged communities. “Votes at 16 in Scotland has...


25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

...matter to them. We’re proud to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the framework for working with, and for, girls and young women. We know their rights and we want to ensure they know them too, and equally...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC incorporation and the work of the Care Review provide the scaffolding for change Scotland’s families need Back in 2018 when we made our call...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...world too. Of course, our children and young people have rights through legislation such as the UNCRC. For example, Article 12 states that children and young people have a right to have their voices heard and to be included in decisions which...


On Brexit day, young people’s voices on our relationship with Europe matter more than ever

...EU. Rights The Panel said: The UK Government and Scottish Government should fully incorporate the UNCRC as soon as possible. Full incorporation of the UNCRC would hold adults to account and ensure the needs of children and young people are met...


The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...that predate the pandemic. The Equal Protection Act, the Scottish Government’s promise of UNCRC incorporation ‘to the max’ and the Independent Care Review all signal the extent to which children’s voices have entered the political...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...highlighted in the Programme for Government 2021-22, the timeline for commencement of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is currently uncertain as we await the judgment of the UK Supreme Court. “However, we welcome the Scottish...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Life through a child-rights lens

...very heart of what we do, writes Amy Woodhouse  As we edge closer to seeing the incorporation of UNCRC in Scots law realised, those of us working in the children’s sector have been reflecting on what this will mean for us as champions of...


‘Involve us in decisions about our education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

...message about involvement as it refocuses on the principles of CfE within the context of UNCRC incorporation. “Following incorporation, the right to having a say in decision-making will become a legal entitlement. “The government will...


Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...will not only ensure we have a system fit for purpose, but will help realise the ambitions of the UNCRC in delivering education that is child-centred, child-friendly and empowering for all." Within our consultation response, we also call for all...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...of all this uncertainty and talk of restrictions, both Brexit and Covid-related. In January, the UNCRC Incorporation Bill unanimously passed stage one in the Scottish Parliament. The adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the...


 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...Feb 2021 Co-director of Children’s Parliament, Cathy McCulloch, explains why, on the cusp of UNCRC incorporation, it’s time to celebrate and step up our efforts to realise children’s rights A Year of Celebration This year, 2021, is a year...


Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

...and infrastructure. Rights Children’s rights to education and health, as set out in the UNCRC, must be met and strengthened after the UK leaves the EU. Information should be provided to support children and young people to learn about...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...Review, the introduction of the Equal Protection Act, and the promise of full incorporation of the UNCRC. “These are all powerful signs of the effectiveness of collective campaigning to make change for children, and we’ll be taking forward our...

budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...by Children in Scotland, said: “Don’t worry, I don’t want to discuss all 54 articles of the UNCRC, but I do hope that this event will help young people make informed decisions about who to vote for.” A broad range of Children in Scotland...


How we can work together to stop child abuse before it starts

...needs Browse training A day we make history Amy Woodhouse on what UNCRC incorporation means for the country's future Read her blog Hope in hard times We've launched our 2021-26 Manifesto...


Blast from the past: Young people learn to connect heritage, modernity and personal identity

...Heritage Hunters, took place in 2019 and was built on the foundations of Article 31 of the UNCRC which states that children have the right to freely participate in cultural life and the arts. It brought together 140 children across six...

heritage living museums museums

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...historic change" We published a blog in March marking the passing of the UNCRC incorporation Bill Read the blog "It's our future too" Our Panel on Europe partnership project heard young people's...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament


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Licketyspit's workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

...time is it, Mr No Rights Wolf?” game, the champions shared what’s important to them about UNCRC implementation and how adults can truly uphold their rights in practice, through equal group play. Click here to watch Licketyspit's video on...


Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

...the presentation slides. Click here to watch Children's Parliament's  "The time is now" video on UNCRC...



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What better way than a Bill to mark the UNCRC's birthday?
post

... What better way than a bill to mark the UNCRC’s birthday? For our 25 Calls campaign, Bruce Adamson and young campaigner Ruby made a plea for children to be supported to become human rights defenders. One year on, he says Scotland is making...


"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"
post

...the First Minister to incorporate the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law and “to do it in the most effective way possible”.   The time has come to incorporate the CRC into domestic law. Unicef UK...

Magazine rights UNCRC Unicef

"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
post

...are we going to get that if we restrict the number of children we have now? Do you agree full UNCRC incorporation could give us an important reference point for delivering on rights to tackle poverty? With November’s announcement about the...


Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
post

...of the event The online event aimed to support the third sector and partners to understand the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and to explore how we can further children’s rights through sharing practice and peer learning. Click here...


News: New postgraduate certificate on children and young people in conflict with the law
post

...is at a crucial stage in its children’s rights journey with the upcoming implementation of the UNCRC. Through providing further education for professionals working with children and young people, we believe a positive difference will be made...

CPD youth justice

News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced
post

...Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Today marks the full commencement of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 meaning children under the age of 12 years old can...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC

Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children
post

...of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Thirty years since the UK ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) some children are still being left...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...support and mental health services, while continuing spending plans for the implementation of the UNCRC, which can and must continue alongside action to respond to the supreme court's ruling. “The budget should embody the spirit of the recent...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
post

...removed the defence of justifiable assault, giving children the same protection as adults, and the UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Bill was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in March this year. These were such positive steps and we can...

Magazine