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Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for human rights Act reform

... Our young people's advisory group responds to human rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK...

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Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders

... Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders By Bruce Adamson and Ruby Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson meets Ruby, aged 9, to hear about her campaign challenging gender stereotypes – and her plans...


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

... "Stand firm on human rights", civil society groups urge party leaders 10 December 2019 Children in Scotland has signed an open letter calling for the safeguarding of human rights in the UK. Published on human rights Day and ahead of the UK...


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

... What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights 13 February 2020 When children speak out on human rights they do it with more honesty, tenacity and creativity than adults. It makes a difference so...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

... Equal Protection would support Scotland’s ambition to be a world leader in human rights 28 Feb 2019 Following a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and human rights Committee on Thursday 28 February, where MSPs heard evidence on...


News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill

...and Borders Bill Posted 22 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third sector are urging Scotland to vote down the UK Nationalities and...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: A-F

...| chscotland.gov.uk Children's Parliament Working with children and adults to realise children’s human rights | childrensparliament.org.uk Children's University Scotland Awards programme for learning beyond the classroom |...


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

...call for the Good Food Nation Bill to make a direct reference to the incoming new multi-treaty human rights Bill. We understand that this is being committed to as part of the National Taskforce for human rights Leadership's new framework for...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Jane-Claire Judson

...experience in the voluntary and public sectors across further and higher education, health, human rights and governance. She has held roles with Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Funding Councils and NUS...

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Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...worth sharing and celebrating' Posted 24 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality human rights refugee As Refugee Week 2022 draws to a close, Jillian McBride (pictured) reflects on the importance of helping young...

equality human rights refugee

Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...baseline measures. Our statement was developed on the back of an existing Equality, Diversity and human rights policy, and in consultation with our staff, Board and our young people's advisory group Changing our World. We identified five pledges...

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News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools opened

...in schools launched Posted 22 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education human rights rights Views are being sought on new guidance relating to physical intervention and restraint in schools. The...

Education human rights rights

Member directory: full

...| chscotland.gov.uk Children's Parliament Working with children and adults to realise children’s human rights | childrensparliament.org.uk Children's University Scotland Awards programme for learning beyond the classroom |...


Peter Rigg

...as a reserve member of the Council of Europe’s 2020-2021 Advisory Council on Youth and as a human rights fellow for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s 2021 Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy.    Peter is studying...

rigg

Military enlistment age must be raised to 18

...find out more Child Rights International Network New and dynamic thinking on human rights, focusing on children and young people Click to find out more Raising the age of recruitment A summary from CRIN on...


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

...place. During this year, we want to amplify the work that is taking place to realise children’s human rights. To harness the excitement around incorporation, Children’s Parliament is hosting a ‘Year of Childhood’ running from January –...


The Children in Scotland magazine December edition is out now

...Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Niamh Shortt, Children 1st, Equality and human rights Commission, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Carnegie UK Trust. The latest edition also features our regular news round-up from the...


A clearer picture of the pandemic? The only way is App

...picture, in partnership with 17 global Key Partners (including the Observatory for Children’s human rights in Scotland), we’ve created the COVID 4P Log, a low-burden smartphone app designed as part survey, part diary log, to crowdsource...


Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...step it represents towards ensuring children and young people fully realise their fundamental human rights.” Children in Scotland has campaigned on the issue for many years, alongside colleagues across the children’s sector including the...


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

...this can also be considered. We are encouraged that the SNP supports incorporating international human rights, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention of the Elimination for Racial Discrimination,...

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To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...will their voices be ignored by professionals and organisations. No longer will the abuse of the human rights of these young people be tolerated. Yet we aren’t just waiting for a commissioner to create change. At the National Autistic...


News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

...23 September,  has been welcomed with vocal support from teaching union NASWUT, the Equality and human rights Commission, COSLA and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, amongst others. Click here to access the new LGBT education...

Education equality LGBT

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...campaign Find out how we and 200+ partners think children can experience greater equality and human rights Click to find out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional...

engagement events Learning membership network

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...governing party, has also made commitments to continue on its path to incorporating international human rights treaties. If achieved, this will bring benefits across society, reducing discrimination and supporting equity and equality. All this is...

Magazine

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...statement makes clear our commitment to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted, and rearticulates that we have zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind. As part of this work we are also...

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Inclusion Ambassadors (2016 - Present)

...evidence and government consultation. This included a submission to the Scottish Government’s human rights National Taskforce 2021 relating to their work on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Throughout the Covid-19...


Child rights or public health? There's no choice

...Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland worked with the Observatory of Children’s human rights Scotland to publish the ‘Independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment on the Response to Covid-19 in Scotland’. Click here to...


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

...who have been imprisoned in countries across the world for speaking truth to power. For young human rights advocates, discovering that current surveillance legislation in the UK allows the government to record what we do (from which websites...


25 Calls response: Becoming an 'Unfeartie' is just the first step of learning – join us as we stand up for rights.

...to transform experiences of children in Scotland. We don't have to be experts in childcare or in human rights to become Unfearties – anyone can join the movement. And everyone who believes that children's rights should be respected and...

25calls

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

...Through Play Play is the language of children and offers a unique way to embed a children’s human rights-based culture across Scotland. In this workshop, Licketyspit shared some of the key principles and practical tools of their imaginary...


Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people
additional support for learning ASL mediation

News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts

...Rights Challenge Badge has been designed to help young people find out more about their own human rights and their connection to the rights of others. It is also intended to promote adult leaders’ awareness of children’s rights. In...

Children's rights rights

News: State of Children’s Rights report published

...sector in implementing the UNCRC, and offers practical case studies on making children's human rights a reality in Scotland. Today saw the publication of the 2022 State of Children’s Rights in Scotland report by Together (Scottish...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

Life through a child-rights lens

...us to identify, analyse and record how our policies and procedures impact on children’s human rights and they give us the opportunity to make changes to enable children to better realise their rights across our organisational ways of...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

...Make it your business to tackle child poverty The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will tomorrow (Friday 28 June 2019), present his final report on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK, to the UN...


GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...said: “While we acknowledge the challenging nature of this debate, at its heart this is a human rights issue. “In that light we are disappointed in this delay, and sceptical about what the value of further consultation would be. “The...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in the areas of child custody, child abduction and child maintenance. Children’s human rights have not been adequately considered in Brexit discussions, resulting in a serious risk that many children with one parent living in the...

Children's rights Legislation

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

...protections. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights contains strong protections for children’s human rights and yet it will no longer apply after the UK leaves the EU. “The Panel has made progress in getting the First Minister to commit to...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...campaign Our campaign proposes how children can experience greater equality and strengthened human rights Click to find out more Articulate Cultural Trust Articulate exists to support arts access and participation...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in the areas of child custody, child abduction and child maintenance. Children’s human rights have not been adequately considered in Brexit discussions, resulting in a serious risk that many children with one parent living in the...

Children's rights Legislation

“The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit

...apply.” “As a Rights Respecting School, we’re concerned about changes to judicial and human rights once out of the EU.” Suggestions for next steps included more engagement with young people, and signalled frustration at the lack of...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...responds to Call 13 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders I wasn’t sure I wanted to write about this call.  I wasn’t sure if it was the right one. Look at the language –...


Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'

...and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential and b) the development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and for the principles enshrined in the Charter...' 25 Calls Return to the main 25 Calls...


Call 14: From homelessness to the Home Office, young people's services must be humanised

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...across Scotland and the UK prompted by the Covid-19 crisis. Linking help for families with human rights “While the proposal of vouchers for families currently in receipt of free school meals is an understandable response, alongside Child...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

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Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for human rights Act reform

... Our young people's advisory group responds to human rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

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

... "Stand firm on human rights", civil society groups urge party leaders 10 December 2019 Children in Scotland has signed an open letter calling for the safeguarding of human rights in the UK. Published on human rights Day and ahead of the UK...


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

... What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights 13 February 2020 When children speak out on human rights they do it with more honesty, tenacity and creativity than adults. It makes a difference so...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

... Equal Protection would support Scotland’s ambition to be a world leader in human rights 28 Feb 2019 Following a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and human rights Committee on Thursday 28 February, where MSPs heard evidence on...


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

...call for the Good Food Nation Bill to make a direct reference to the incoming new multi-treaty human rights Bill. We understand that this is being committed to as part of the National Taskforce for human rights Leadership's new framework for...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...baseline measures. Our statement was developed on the back of an existing Equality, Diversity and human rights policy, and in consultation with our staff, Board and our young people's advisory group Changing our World. We identified five pledges...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

Military enlistment age must be raised to 18

...find out more Child Rights International Network New and dynamic thinking on human rights, focusing on children and young people Click to find out more Raising the age of recruitment A summary from CRIN on...


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

...place. During this year, we want to amplify the work that is taking place to realise children’s human rights. To harness the excitement around incorporation, Children’s Parliament is hosting a ‘Year of Childhood’ running from January –...


The Children in Scotland magazine December edition is out now

...Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Niamh Shortt, Children 1st, Equality and human rights Commission, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Carnegie UK Trust. The latest edition also features our regular news round-up from the...


A clearer picture of the pandemic? The only way is App

...picture, in partnership with 17 global Key Partners (including the Observatory for Children’s human rights in Scotland), we’ve created the COVID 4P Log, a low-burden smartphone app designed as part survey, part diary log, to crowdsource...


Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...step it represents towards ensuring children and young people fully realise their fundamental human rights.” Children in Scotland has campaigned on the issue for many years, alongside colleagues across the children’s sector including the...


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

...this can also be considered. We are encouraged that the SNP supports incorporating international human rights, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention of the Elimination for Racial Discrimination,...

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

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...will their voices be ignored by professionals and organisations. No longer will the abuse of the human rights of these young people be tolerated. Yet we aren’t just waiting for a commissioner to create change. At the National Autistic...


To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...campaign Find out how we and 200+ partners think children can experience greater equality and human rights Click to find out more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional...

engagement events Learning membership network

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...statement makes clear our commitment to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and human rights are actively promoted, and rearticulates that we have zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind. As part of this work we are also...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Child rights or public health? There's no choice

...Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland worked with the Observatory of Children’s human rights Scotland to publish the ‘Independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment on the Response to Covid-19 in Scotland’. Click here to...


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

...who have been imprisoned in countries across the world for speaking truth to power. For young human rights advocates, discovering that current surveillance legislation in the UK allows the government to record what we do (from which websites...


25 Calls response: Becoming an 'Unfeartie' is just the first step of learning – join us as we stand up for rights.

...to transform experiences of children in Scotland. We don't have to be experts in childcare or in human rights to become Unfearties – anyone can join the movement. And everyone who believes that children's rights should be respected and...

25calls

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people
additional support for learning ASL mediation

Life through a child-rights lens

...us to identify, analyse and record how our policies and procedures impact on children’s human rights and they give us the opportunity to make changes to enable children to better realise their rights across our organisational ways of...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

...Make it your business to tackle child poverty The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will tomorrow (Friday 28 June 2019), present his final report on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK, to the UN...


GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...said: “While we acknowledge the challenging nature of this debate, at its heart this is a human rights issue. “In that light we are disappointed in this delay, and sceptical about what the value of further consultation would be. “The...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in the areas of child custody, child abduction and child maintenance. Children’s human rights have not been adequately considered in Brexit discussions, resulting in a serious risk that many children with one parent living in the...

Children's rights Legislation

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

...protections. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights contains strong protections for children’s human rights and yet it will no longer apply after the UK leaves the EU. “The Panel has made progress in getting the First Minister to commit to...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...campaign Our campaign proposes how children can experience greater equality and strengthened human rights Click to find out more Articulate Cultural Trust Articulate exists to support arts access and participation...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in the areas of child custody, child abduction and child maintenance. Children’s human rights have not been adequately considered in Brexit discussions, resulting in a serious risk that many children with one parent living in the...

Children's rights Legislation

“The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit

...apply.” “As a Rights Respecting School, we’re concerned about changes to judicial and human rights once out of the EU.” Suggestions for next steps included more engagement with young people, and signalled frustration at the lack of...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...responds to Call 13 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders I wasn’t sure I wanted to write about this call.  I wasn’t sure if it was the right one. Look at the language –...


Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...across Scotland and the UK prompted by the Covid-19 crisis. Linking help for families with human rights “While the proposal of vouchers for families currently in receipt of free school meals is an understandable response, alongside Child...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools


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

...Through Play Play is the language of children and offers a unique way to embed a children’s human rights-based culture across Scotland. In this workshop, Licketyspit shared some of the key principles and practical tools of their imaginary...



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Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders
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... Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders By Bruce Adamson and Ruby Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson meets Ruby, aged 9, to hear about her campaign challenging gender stereotypes – and her plans...


News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill
post

...and Borders Bill Posted 22 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third sector are urging Scotland to vote down the UK Nationalities and...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: A-F
post

...| chscotland.gov.uk Children's Parliament Working with children and adults to realise children’s human rights | childrensparliament.org.uk Children's University Scotland Awards programme for learning beyond the classroom |...


Jane-Claire Judson
post

...experience in the voluntary and public sectors across further and higher education, health, human rights and governance. She has held roles with Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Funding Councils and NUS...

judson

Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
post

...worth sharing and celebrating' Posted 24 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality human rights refugee As Refugee Week 2022 draws to a close, Jillian McBride (pictured) reflects on the importance of helping young...

equality human rights refugee

News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools opened
post

...in schools launched Posted 22 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education human rights rights Views are being sought on new guidance relating to physical intervention and restraint in schools. The...

Education human rights rights

Member directory: full
post

...| chscotland.gov.uk Children's Parliament Working with children and adults to realise children’s human rights | childrensparliament.org.uk Children's University Scotland Awards programme for learning beyond the classroom |...


Peter Rigg
post

...as a reserve member of the Council of Europe’s 2020-2021 Advisory Council on Youth and as a human rights fellow for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s 2021 Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy.    Peter is studying...

rigg

News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
post

...23 September,  has been welcomed with vocal support from teaching union NASWUT, the Equality and human rights Commission, COSLA and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, amongst others. Click here to access the new LGBT education...

Education equality LGBT

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

...governing party, has also made commitments to continue on its path to incorporating international human rights treaties. If achieved, this will bring benefits across society, reducing discrimination and supporting equity and equality. All this is...

Magazine

News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts
post

...Rights Challenge Badge has been designed to help young people find out more about their own human rights and their connection to the rights of others. It is also intended to promote adult leaders’ awareness of children’s rights. In...

Children's rights rights

News: State of Children’s Rights report published
post

...sector in implementing the UNCRC, and offers practical case studies on making children's human rights a reality in Scotland. Today saw the publication of the 2022 State of Children’s Rights in Scotland report by Together (Scottish...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'
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...and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential and b) the development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and for the principles enshrined in the Charter...' 25 Calls Return to the main 25 Calls...


Call 14: From homelessness to the Home Office, young people's services must be humanised
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Issue 2 (Summer 2022)
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