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A call for action in Scotland's climate Week

... Scotland's climate Week 2021: "Young people want to see politicians taking action" 13 Sep 2021 In Scotland’s climate Week (13-19 September), we’re sharing a call to action from Anna Balmain, 13-year-old member of our children and young...


It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

...It's time to follow young people's lead on climate action 20 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland is pleased to support today’s Global climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK governments....


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 Dec 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book The...

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Children's voices on climate change

... Responding to the climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


News: Young climate activists plan global day of protest

... Magazine / News: Young climate activists plan day of protest Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned...

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

... Our view on the Programme for Government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

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Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...also have been at the forefront of digital and grassroots campaigning, calling for action on climate change, voting rights, and recognition of their identities. The commitment to civil rights and global justice demonstrated time and again by...


Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...of this crisis for many years to come. We also know that other previous priorities, such as the climate crisis or Brexit are still pressing but have fallen down the agenda as we respond to the real and immediate needs directly in front of...

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Insight: Rising to the challenge of delivering the digital edition of our magazine

...the magazine is a unique offering and essential reading for the sector, especially in the current climate. Connection, support, a platform for discussion and a reminder that we are all part of a network, working towards a common goal, is a welcome...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...to strengthen the prospects and sustainability of Children in Scotland in the current challenging climate. Our Board, Leadership Team and staff are in agreement that this is the right course of action. “We look forward to working with you...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car ownership. It will also...

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Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to grow up in and contribute to. Their ambitions for action on challenging inequalities, tackling climate change and having a role in Europe will be supported by the development of our manifesto in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish parliamentary...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...view on the Programme for Government Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and poverty Read our statement Our project work Young people's rights and...


A bold new world

...Roseanna Cunningham, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, climate Change and Land Reform reflects on government priorities in relation to the environmental emergency. In her leader comment, she talks about...


“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”

...children have and what neurotypical and autistic people have in common. If we look at today’s climate and especially in the Covid crisis, I think we all have a lot in common. That’s why this webinar about stress management is...

anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...who are experiencing insecurity, stress, and financial difficulty – particularly in the current climate.” The Fund addresses one of the 15 actions highlighted in the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Delivery Plan Every Child, Every Chance...

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25 Calls response: We need a revolution when it comes to improving online safety

...it. It’s time for a culture shift, from denial to empowerment, in a similar model to current climate change activism. It’s time for us to be more aware about how we use the internet. It’s time for change We need to create an informed and...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...to 16 and 17 year olds in all UK elections – local elections, general elections and referenda climate crisis: Support the work of the Scottish Youth climate Strikers, who urge the UK Government to commit to a specific target of achieving net...


25 Calls response: Today’s children don’t want eternal economic growth. It’s time to teach and live ‘de-consumerism’

...based in Glasgow, argues that continuing to embrace high GDP growth and hyper-capitalism will make climate justice impossible Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by sustainability, innovation and social justice Craig Dalzell’s call as...


25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...ever more informed and are challenging organisations and their governments to invest in addressing climate change, sustainable transport, pollution, and raising income in areas where inequality remains high. Our 250 year old canals have seen...


Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work: with Richard Rose

...will be available – no presentations will be provided on paper as an acknowledgement to climate and environmental positive action. Application Your place on the programme will only be confirmed once Children in Scotland has...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...‘Artmaking is making the invisible visible’. With an existential threat to the planet through climate change and a world economy which causes rising inequalities and increasing political polarisation, we need to prepare our children and young...


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

...UK government Alongside 17 partners, we’ve made a series of calls ranging from rights to climate change Download the manifesto Children in Scotland magazine: Issue 195 Get more content from the current...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...when I reflect on 2019, there has been one big thing that has given me hope – young climate activists, marching on parliaments, holding banners high, writing letters, refusing to not be listened to. Young people from across the world...


Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

...can offer this, the better. It is, in my opinion, crucial for their survival. Given the current climate, youth panels and work experience opportunities have never been more important to influence future graduates' choice of degree.[3] Though...


25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

...person who said this in the summer of 2019 when explaining why school children took part in the climate strikes in their thousands. They were fighting to find new, imaginative ways to address one of the key challenges that the world faces, and...


Land and freedom

...into use. How about turning these unloved places into green spaces, with many benefits to tackle climate change, and be social places full of activity and health benefits? What if these sites could be turned into homes, community hubs or...


"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation

...focus of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare...

Arts climate climate change environment

News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved 

...opportunities for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide...

climate climate change environment

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


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

...Payment Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

CPD youth justice

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending plans to reduce...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is the role of local government to provide stability within local communities at this time, ensuring that the places we...

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Changing our World: Member profiles

...here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care about Environment,...


News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now access free bus travel, with the Scottish Government hoping...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

News: Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds

...Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate Change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

Shifting the focus from our shoes to our views – girls speak out against gender stereotypes

...snippet of what they had to say:  95% of girls aged 7-21 feel their life is affected by climate change and global warming   58% of girls aged 11-21 think period products are expensive   46% of girls aged 7-10 said they don’t get...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

...future. This issue also features our regular news round-up from the sector, reflections on the climate Hot Seat event which saw politicians quizzed on their environmental policies, and the experience of a young first-time voter. Jennifer...

Magazine

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

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

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

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...we care about it so much? 24 Jun 2021 Issues ranging from racism to the intensification of the climate crisis informed the decision made by Living Museums’ Stirling group about their campaign call. Emily, a member of the group, explains...


News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Issue 197 Children in Scotland Magazine

Issue 195 Children in Scotland Magazine


Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work: with Richard Rose

Start date: 11/09/2020 09:00

...will be available – no presentations will be provided on paper as an acknowledgement to climate and environmental positive action. Application Your place on the programme will only be confirmed once Children in Scotland has...



A call for action in Scotland's climate Week

... Scotland's climate Week 2021: "Young people want to see politicians taking action" 13 Sep 2021 In Scotland’s climate Week (13-19 September), we’re sharing a call to action from Anna Balmain, 13-year-old member of our children and young...


It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

...It's time to follow young people's lead on climate action 20 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland is pleased to support today’s Global climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK governments....


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 Dec 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book The...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

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

... Our view on the Programme for Government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...also have been at the forefront of digital and grassroots campaigning, calling for action on climate change, voting rights, and recognition of their identities. The commitment to civil rights and global justice demonstrated time and again by...


Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...of this crisis for many years to come. We also know that other previous priorities, such as the climate crisis or Brexit are still pressing but have fallen down the agenda as we respond to the real and immediate needs directly in front of...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Insight: Rising to the challenge of delivering the digital edition of our magazine

...the magazine is a unique offering and essential reading for the sector, especially in the current climate. Connection, support, a platform for discussion and a reminder that we are all part of a network, working towards a common goal, is a welcome...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...to strengthen the prospects and sustainability of Children in Scotland in the current challenging climate. Our Board, Leadership Team and staff are in agreement that this is the right course of action. “We look forward to working with you...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car ownership. It will also...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to grow up in and contribute to. Their ambitions for action on challenging inequalities, tackling climate change and having a role in Europe will be supported by the development of our manifesto in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish parliamentary...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...view on the Programme for Government Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and poverty Read our statement Our project work Young people's rights and...


“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”

...children have and what neurotypical and autistic people have in common. If we look at today’s climate and especially in the Covid crisis, I think we all have a lot in common. That’s why this webinar about stress management is...

anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...who are experiencing insecurity, stress, and financial difficulty – particularly in the current climate.” The Fund addresses one of the 15 actions highlighted in the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Delivery Plan Every Child, Every Chance...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

25 Calls response: We need a revolution when it comes to improving online safety

...it. It’s time for a culture shift, from denial to empowerment, in a similar model to current climate change activism. It’s time for us to be more aware about how we use the internet. It’s time for change We need to create an informed and...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...to 16 and 17 year olds in all UK elections – local elections, general elections and referenda climate crisis: Support the work of the Scottish Youth climate Strikers, who urge the UK Government to commit to a specific target of achieving net...


25 Calls response: Today’s children don’t want eternal economic growth. It’s time to teach and live ‘de-consumerism’

...based in Glasgow, argues that continuing to embrace high GDP growth and hyper-capitalism will make climate justice impossible Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by sustainability, innovation and social justice Craig Dalzell’s call as...


25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...ever more informed and are challenging organisations and their governments to invest in addressing climate change, sustainable transport, pollution, and raising income in areas where inequality remains high. Our 250 year old canals have seen...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...‘Artmaking is making the invisible visible’. With an existential threat to the planet through climate change and a world economy which causes rising inequalities and increasing political polarisation, we need to prepare our children and young...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...when I reflect on 2019, there has been one big thing that has given me hope – young climate activists, marching on parliaments, holding banners high, writing letters, refusing to not be listened to. Young people from across the world...


Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

...can offer this, the better. It is, in my opinion, crucial for their survival. Given the current climate, youth panels and work experience opportunities have never been more important to influence future graduates' choice of degree.[3] Though...


25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

...person who said this in the summer of 2019 when explaining why school children took part in the climate strikes in their thousands. They were fighting to find new, imaginative ways to address one of the key challenges that the world faces, and...


Land and freedom

...into use. How about turning these unloved places into green spaces, with many benefits to tackle climate change, and be social places full of activity and health benefits? What if these sites could be turned into homes, community hubs or...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is the role of local government to provide stability within local communities at this time, ensuring that the places we...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate Change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

Shifting the focus from our shoes to our views – girls speak out against gender stereotypes

...snippet of what they had to say:  95% of girls aged 7-21 feel their life is affected by climate change and global warming   58% of girls aged 11-21 think period products are expensive   46% of girls aged 7-10 said they don’t get...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

...future. This issue also features our regular news round-up from the sector, reflections on the climate Hot Seat event which saw politicians quizzed on their environmental policies, and the experience of a young first-time voter. Jennifer...

Magazine

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

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

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

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...we care about it so much? 24 Jun 2021 Issues ranging from racism to the intensification of the climate crisis informed the decision made by Living Museums’ Stirling group about their campaign call. Emily, a member of the group, explains...



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Children's voices on climate change

... Responding to the climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


Changing our World: Member profiles

...here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care about Environment,...



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News: Young climate activists plan global day of protest
post

... Magazine / News: Young climate activists plan day of protest Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned...

climate change environment

A bold new world
post

...Roseanna Cunningham, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, climate Change and Land Reform reflects on government priorities in relation to the environmental emergency. In her leader comment, she talks about...


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

...UK government Alongside 17 partners, we’ve made a series of calls ranging from rights to climate change Download the manifesto Children in Scotland magazine: Issue 195 Get more content from the current...


"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
post
News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
post

...focus of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare...

Arts climate climate change environment

News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved 
post

...opportunities for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide...

climate climate change environment

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

...Payment Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

CPD youth justice

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending plans to reduce...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
post

...in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now access free bus travel, with the Scottish Government hoping...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

News: Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds
post

...Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
post

...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC