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Scottish Government seeks views on charity regulation review

...To sign up for the webinar, please email charityreview@gov.scot Scottish Government’s Charity law Team Leader, Caroline Monk says: “Next year will be 20 years since the Scottish Parliament passed the first Scottish charities Act, the...


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

... The Bill, introduced by Scottish Green Party MSP John Finnie, would redress an inequality in the law which denies children and young people protection from assault in cases of “reasonable chastisement”. At Children in Scotland, we support the...


Shared frustration over smacking law reform

... Shared frustration over smacking law reform Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland, has voiced her “frustration” at lack of progress in protecting children from violence. In an interview with The Herald newspaper on...

Children's rights Jackie Brock News Protection Violence

Building transitions plans into Scots law

... Building transitions plans into Scots law 3 May 2022 Camphill Scotland’s Robert McGeachy and Bill Scott set out why the reintroduction of the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has the power...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...the charity sector is set up to be lots of independent stars in a rich, twinkly galaxy. In Charity law, charity trustees have to consider the best interests of their charity, not the charity sector as a whole. So, there is ultimately a...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is now being incorporated into Scots law (click here for more), marking a landmark moment for children’s rights across all areas of law and policy. The opportunities presented by UNCRC...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law this summer. Article 12 of the UNCRC states that every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting...


Creating a cohesive voice for the sector

...there will be significant change ahead with the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scottish law and its provisions coming into force. We are also very aware of how overstretched the sector is and for that reason we will be really focused on...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...on issues such as the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scot’s law. With an interest in improving children’s health and wellbeing in Scotland, Yopa has supported CoW’s recent work addressing the harms of...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...assent, meaning that all children and young people in Scotland now have their rights enshrined in law. This includes Article 31, the right to leisure and play. Given that poverty prevents some children from participating in leisure activities,...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary Judith will start her itinerary in and around the Sidlaws on 11 November, taking her up a Munro or two, a couple of Corbetts and Grahams, before finishing up on 17 November as she descends Arthur’s...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...young people seeking legal representation in Scotland 27 Sep 2023 Earlier this month, Clan Childlaw launched the Alright? animation, which calls attention to the challenges young people face when seeking legal representation. Claire Lightowler,...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...the brink of incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law. One of the biggest changes in children’s rights in this time has been a culture shift in awareness of children’s right to participate –...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...the barriers to them accessing a fulfilling education and in particular to stop the use of unlawful exclusions. Five years on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores...


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...what doesn't Click here to view Building transition planning into law Blog: How the new Bill has the potential to give disabled young people the opportunity to achieve their ambitions Click here to...


Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...are you the most proud of? Jules: It's definitely around making children's rights binding in law through UNCRC incorporation. The power of human rights is the fact that they're legally binding; it’s not something that you have to think...


Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...work, infrastructure building and improving access to hobbies, the Hobby Guarantee came into law in Finland in 2016. Built on a recognition that hobbies have a foundational role in wellbeing and building community and supported into law by...


“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, it was important for the group to be confident that they knew which UNCRC Articles were relevant to ensuring children and young people’s...


Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

...I like helping to make a change. In Scotland we have the opportunity to incorporate the UNCRC into law, and I want to share this around Europe and help children and young people enjoy their rights. Since joining the group in March 2022 I have...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...of and the needs of children and young people. /ENDS Notes for editors Media contacts NSPLG – lawrence Broadie, lawrence@electrify.me.uk / 07966 216 270 Children in Scotland – Catherine Bromley, cbromley@childreninscotland.org.uk / 07843 626...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

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

... Good Food Nation consultation response: right to food 'must be incorporated into Scots law' 20 December 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill, calling for the right...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law is on the horizon, the Promise is seeking to make radical changes to the way we care for our children and as a nation we now have ambitious...

Board of Directors recruitment

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

...on the grounds of legislative competence as they constrain the UK Parliament’s ability to make laws in Scotland. The successful challenge by the UK Government means that the Bill will now need to be revised and re-considered by the Scottish...


Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law

...abuse relationships women's rights Research has found extending Scotland’s domestic abuse laws to include emotional and psychological abuse has had a beneficial impact but delays in the justice system are still failing victims. The...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Young people in conflict with the law

... Magazine / News: Postgraduate certificate on Children in Conflict with the law launched Posted 14 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CPD youth justice The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice...

CPD youth justice

30th anniversary

...the barriers to them accessing a fulfilling education and in particular to stop the use of unlawful exclusions. Five years on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores...


Gary Leadbetter

...launching and leading a University Student Action for Refugees Society whilst studying LLB Scots law, advising on debt, welfare, housing and other social issues and leading Scotland-wide welfare reform mitigation projects whilst also supporting...

leadbetter

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...www.hittheroad.org.uk “Children and young people need better support to identify when a lawyer may be able to help uphold their rights, and where this is the case, they need easier access to highly skilled lawyers. Achieving this...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system

...of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young people, a powerful new animation project explores the views of children with experience of...

animation Children law young people

Gifts in Wills

...to find out more about the process of making a Will  Click here to find a solicitor via the law Society of Scotland directory  Once you have made consideration for family and friends, you may wish to also consider a legacy gift to our...


Coronation portrait project launched

...young contributors to find their own drawing within the compilation. Barnett, who trained as a lawyer and became a full-time artist in his late 30s, said he wants children to feel inspired by the final piece. “If you can make a kid feel like...

Arts Children culture

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

...the changes as a commitment to incorporate children and young people's rights into Scottish law and practice. Alongside the new planning reforms, regulations will be introduced that require councils to assess current play spaces and consult...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

The family food shop in an ideal world

...STUC Apr 22, 2022 Good Food Nation consultation response: right to food 'must be incorporated into law' Dec 21,...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Engaging marginalised young men

...and participation is the focus of new research Posted 11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and Young People’s Centre will focus on...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Restraint and seclusion in schools

...lasting effects for them and their family. Legislative change We believe there need to be new laws to protect young people from the damage caused by restraint and seclusion. In 2019 we published our report, In Safe Hands, which provided...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...practices It starts with putting children’s rights and voices at the centre of law, policy, and practice. That means listening to children, and their views, ideas, and experiences. That culture of participation – whether...

Children's rights human rights

Children's Rights and UNCRC training

...and incorporating the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child) into Scots law will have a huge impact on organisations across the country – including public bodies, private sector organisations and third sector...


eLearning Hub

...of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (also known as UNCRC) into Scottish law, this course is designed to support you to develop your knowledge about children’s rights as well as the current policy and practice which...


Child-led research into justice in Scotland

...role in improving outcomes for children and young people who come into conflict with the law, and all those affected.” Launched on Wednesday 20 April, full research findings are available in a variety of formats including a full...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC

...is truly committed to reducing child poverty and enshrining the rights of the child into law – expanding universal free school meals is a critical component to make this a reality.” A Scottish Government spokesman responded to the...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Listening to young people with separated parents

...Act 2020 and the move to incorporate the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law putting increasing emphasis on the need to take children’s views into account when important decisions are made about their lives, including...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Member directory: full

...women, children and young people impacted by domestic abuse |  clackswomensaid.org.uk Clan Childlaw law centre for children and young people | clanchildlaw.org CLD Standards Council Scotland Professional body for people who work in community...


Young people present key issues to Government

...Secretary of State for Scotland vowing to reintroduce a Bill to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law. Issues of importance Issues raised covered a range of topics including rights, education, climate emergency, health and wellbeing and more....

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

MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities Bill

...including Children in Scotland, calls the Nationalities and Borders Bill “an anti-survivor law, an anti-refugee law and an anti-safety law” which is harmful to survivors of sexual violence, gender-based violence and those who flee...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: A-F

...women, children and young people impacted by domestic abuse |  clackswomensaid.org.uk Clan Childlaw law centre for children and young people | clanchildlaw.org CLD Standards Council Scotland Professional body for people who work in community...


Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system

...to. CYCJ is committed to working with and not just for children and young in conflict with the law. Whilst this has included adapting our research into child-friendly formats, we are aware that our website is not accessible to those who may not...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers

...has been awarded the SNSA delivery contract. Issues with development, delivery and data The flawed thinking that has characterised the SNSA policy since its inception has been highlighted to the Scottish Government time and again by the...

Education

Age of criminal responsibility increased

...Maree Todd, said: “We can be proud that Scotland is leading the way in the UK. This new law means that no child under 12 will ever again be arrested or charged with an offence in Scotland. But the Bill also ensures that serious harmful...

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

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'

...the Rights of the Child, and Scotland continues to progress plans to incorporate it into domestic law. However, at just eight years old, our age of criminal responsibility is still the lowest in the world. Tomorrow, it will legally change to 12...

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

Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
Children's rights Disability equality transitions


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Scottish Government seeks views on charity regulation review

...To sign up for the webinar, please email charityreview@gov.scot Scottish Government’s Charity law Team Leader, Caroline Monk says: “Next year will be 20 years since the Scottish Parliament passed the first Scottish charities Act, the...


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

... The Bill, introduced by Scottish Green Party MSP John Finnie, would redress an inequality in the law which denies children and young people protection from assault in cases of “reasonable chastisement”. At Children in Scotland, we support the...


Shared frustration over smacking law reform

... Shared frustration over smacking law reform Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland, has voiced her “frustration” at lack of progress in protecting children from violence. In an interview with The Herald newspaper on...

Children's rights Jackie Brock News Protection Violence

Building transitions plans into Scots law

... Building transitions plans into Scots law 3 May 2022 Camphill Scotland’s Robert McGeachy and Bill Scott set out why the reintroduction of the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has the power...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...the charity sector is set up to be lots of independent stars in a rich, twinkly galaxy. In Charity law, charity trustees have to consider the best interests of their charity, not the charity sector as a whole. So, there is ultimately a...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is now being incorporated into Scots law (click here for more), marking a landmark moment for children’s rights across all areas of law and policy. The opportunities presented by UNCRC...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law this summer. Article 12 of the UNCRC states that every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting...


Creating a cohesive voice for the sector

...there will be significant change ahead with the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scottish law and its provisions coming into force. We are also very aware of how overstretched the sector is and for that reason we will be really focused on...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...on issues such as the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scot’s law. With an interest in improving children’s health and wellbeing in Scotland, Yopa has supported CoW’s recent work addressing the harms of...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...assent, meaning that all children and young people in Scotland now have their rights enshrined in law. This includes Article 31, the right to leisure and play. Given that poverty prevents some children from participating in leisure activities,...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary Judith will start her itinerary in and around the Sidlaws on 11 November, taking her up a Munro or two, a couple of Corbetts and Grahams, before finishing up on 17 November as she descends Arthur’s...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...young people seeking legal representation in Scotland 27 Sep 2023 Earlier this month, Clan Childlaw launched the Alright? animation, which calls attention to the challenges young people face when seeking legal representation. Claire Lightowler,...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...the brink of incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law. One of the biggest changes in children’s rights in this time has been a culture shift in awareness of children’s right to participate –...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...the barriers to them accessing a fulfilling education and in particular to stop the use of unlawful exclusions. Five years on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores...


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...what doesn't Click here to view Building transition planning into law Blog: How the new Bill has the potential to give disabled young people the opportunity to achieve their ambitions Click here to...


Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...are you the most proud of? Jules: It's definitely around making children's rights binding in law through UNCRC incorporation. The power of human rights is the fact that they're legally binding; it’s not something that you have to think...


Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...work, infrastructure building and improving access to hobbies, the Hobby Guarantee came into law in Finland in 2016. Built on a recognition that hobbies have a foundational role in wellbeing and building community and supported into law by...


“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, it was important for the group to be confident that they knew which UNCRC Articles were relevant to ensuring children and young people’s...


Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

...I like helping to make a change. In Scotland we have the opportunity to incorporate the UNCRC into law, and I want to share this around Europe and help children and young people enjoy their rights. Since joining the group in March 2022 I have...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...of and the needs of children and young people. /ENDS Notes for editors Media contacts NSPLG – lawrence Broadie, lawrence@electrify.me.uk / 07966 216 270 Children in Scotland – Catherine Bromley, cbromley@childreninscotland.org.uk / 07843 626...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

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

... Good Food Nation consultation response: right to food 'must be incorporated into Scots law' 20 December 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill, calling for the right...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law is on the horizon, the Promise is seeking to make radical changes to the way we care for our children and as a nation we now have ambitious...

Board of Directors recruitment

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

...on the grounds of legislative competence as they constrain the UK Parliament’s ability to make laws in Scotland. The successful challenge by the UK Government means that the Bill will now need to be revised and re-considered by the Scottish...



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30th anniversary

...the barriers to them accessing a fulfilling education and in particular to stop the use of unlawful exclusions. Five years on, Charlene Tait, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Autism, which was involved in the original research, explores...


Gifts in Wills

...to find out more about the process of making a Will  Click here to find a solicitor via the law Society of Scotland directory  Once you have made consideration for family and friends, you may wish to also consider a legacy gift to our...


eLearning Hub

...of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (also known as UNCRC) into Scottish law, this course is designed to support you to develop your knowledge about children’s rights as well as the current policy and practice which...



No results found.


No results found.


Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law
post

...abuse relationships women's rights Research has found extending Scotland’s domestic abuse laws to include emotional and psychological abuse has had a beneficial impact but delays in the justice system are still failing victims. The...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Young people in conflict with the law
post

... Magazine / News: Postgraduate certificate on Children in Conflict with the law launched Posted 14 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CPD youth justice The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice...

CPD youth justice

Gary Leadbetter
post

...launching and leading a University Student Action for Refugees Society whilst studying LLB Scots law, advising on debt, welfare, housing and other social issues and leading Scotland-wide welfare reform mitigation projects whilst also supporting...

leadbetter

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...www.hittheroad.org.uk “Children and young people need better support to identify when a lawyer may be able to help uphold their rights, and where this is the case, they need easier access to highly skilled lawyers. Achieving this...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
post

...of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young people, a powerful new animation project explores the views of children with experience of...

animation Children law young people

Coronation portrait project launched
post

...young contributors to find their own drawing within the compilation. Barnett, who trained as a lawyer and became a full-time artist in his late 30s, said he wants children to feel inspired by the final piece. “If you can make a kid feel like...

Arts Children culture

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces
post

...the changes as a commitment to incorporate children and young people's rights into Scottish law and practice. Alongside the new planning reforms, regulations will be introduced that require councils to assess current play spaces and consult...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

The family food shop in an ideal world
post

...STUC Apr 22, 2022 Good Food Nation consultation response: right to food 'must be incorporated into law' Dec 21,...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Engaging marginalised young men
post

...and participation is the focus of new research Posted 11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and Young People’s Centre will focus on...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...lasting effects for them and their family. Legislative change We believe there need to be new laws to protect young people from the damage caused by restraint and seclusion. In 2019 we published our report, In Safe Hands, which provided...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...practices It starts with putting children’s rights and voices at the centre of law, policy, and practice. That means listening to children, and their views, ideas, and experiences. That culture of participation – whether...

Children's rights human rights

Children's Rights and UNCRC training
post

...and incorporating the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child) into Scots law will have a huge impact on organisations across the country – including public bodies, private sector organisations and third sector...


Child-led research into justice in Scotland
post

...role in improving outcomes for children and young people who come into conflict with the law, and all those affected.” Launched on Wednesday 20 April, full research findings are available in a variety of formats including a full...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
post

...is truly committed to reducing child poverty and enshrining the rights of the child into law – expanding universal free school meals is a critical component to make this a reality.” A Scottish Government spokesman responded to the...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Listening to young people with separated parents
post

...Act 2020 and the move to incorporate the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law putting increasing emphasis on the need to take children’s views into account when important decisions are made about their lives, including...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Member directory: full
post

...women, children and young people impacted by domestic abuse |  clackswomensaid.org.uk Clan Childlaw law centre for children and young people | clanchildlaw.org CLD Standards Council Scotland Professional body for people who work in community...


Young people present key issues to Government
post

...Secretary of State for Scotland vowing to reintroduce a Bill to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law. Issues of importance Issues raised covered a range of topics including rights, education, climate emergency, health and wellbeing and more....

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

MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities Bill
post

...including Children in Scotland, calls the Nationalities and Borders Bill “an anti-survivor law, an anti-refugee law and an anti-safety law” which is harmful to survivors of sexual violence, gender-based violence and those who flee...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: A-F
post

...women, children and young people impacted by domestic abuse |  clackswomensaid.org.uk Clan Childlaw law centre for children and young people | clanchildlaw.org CLD Standards Council Scotland Professional body for people who work in community...


Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system
post

...to. CYCJ is committed to working with and not just for children and young in conflict with the law. Whilst this has included adapting our research into child-friendly formats, we are aware that our website is not accessible to those who may not...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers
post

...has been awarded the SNSA delivery contract. Issues with development, delivery and data The flawed thinking that has characterised the SNSA policy since its inception has been highlighted to the Scottish Government time and again by the...

Education

Age of criminal responsibility increased
post

...Maree Todd, said: “We can be proud that Scotland is leading the way in the UK. This new law means that no child under 12 will ever again be arrested or charged with an offence in Scotland. But the Bill also ensures that serious harmful...

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

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'
post

...the Rights of the Child, and Scotland continues to progress plans to incorporate it into domestic law. However, at just eight years old, our age of criminal responsibility is still the lowest in the world. Tomorrow, it will legally change to 12...

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

Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
postChildren's rights Disability equality transitions