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... rights at a price Harsh immigration policies are tearing lower income families apart. To protect children’s rights, this has to change, argues Clare Simpson  The Windrush scandal that broke last year brought the UK Government’s hostile...


Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning legislation which comes into force today (Wednesday 10 January). Under the...

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Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning legislation which comes into force today (Wed 10 Jan). Under the Education...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

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

... The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy 2 March 2020 Children in Scotland has published its consultation response to the Scottish Government’s draft vision for our homes and communities in 2040....


Activate Your rights (2019)

... Activate Your rights (2019) Activate Your rights was a project commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2019, led by Young Scot and supported by Children in Scotland. 20 children and young people from across Scotland, aged 8-17,  reviewed...


Speaking up for child rights at major European event

...Speaking up for child rights at major European event 8 Nov 2017 Children in Scotland’s Policy Manager, Marion Macleod, is speaking up in support of the rights and protection of all children at a major international event being held this...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

... Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches 20 November 2019 We’ve launched a new resource allowing visitors to our website to customise content so that they can access it in ways that work best for them. The move...

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Three new animations launched to help pupils feel more informed about their rights at school

...Three new animations launched to help pupils feel more informed about their rights at school Created by Reach, the young people’s service for Enquire – The Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning - the films were...


Call 5: 16 and 17 year olds must be able to vote in all UK polls. Brexit proves this is a civil rights issue

... Call 5: 16 and 17 year olds must be able to vote in all UK polls. Brexit proves this is a civil rights issue By Jackie Brock Will it be a Blind Brexit? Norway plus? Boris minus? Or are we due a People's Vote? Whatever we end up with, the...


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...

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

...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 Human...


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...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

... Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children One in 10 UK children could be at risk of losing significant protections in relation to cross-border family law as a result of Brexit, according to a report from Together (Scottish Alliance...

Children's rights Legislation

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

... Young people can use their digital rights to hold those in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May 2020 Children increasingly share their creative work, writing and beliefs online. While the internet offers...


Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event summary

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland Event Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakerightsReal Organised by the Supporting the Third Sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

... Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning 19 January 2021 Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion Sally Cavers on supporting child rights and additional support for learning with the launch of the My...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children 13 Oct 2017 One in 10 UK children could be at risk of losing significant protections in relation to cross-border family law as a result of Brexit, a report from a leading child rights...

Children's rights Legislation

News: State of Children’s rights report published

... Magazine / News: State of Children’s rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's rights...

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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 to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process

... Call to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process As Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels today, Children in Scotland has joined more than 1,800 organisations across the UK and Europe to call for assurances that the rights of...

Brexit Children's rights Europe News

Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

... Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe 11 May 2022 Liam, a member of Changing our World, our children and young people’s advisory group, reflects on a recent Eurochild meeting in Brussels, where he was able to meet young...


Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Our Hearings, Our Voice's workshop presentation Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) held a workshop at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: During the workshop,...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


Children in Scotland workshop presentations - Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Children in Scotland's workshop presentations Children in Scotland held two workshops at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: Changing our World Advisory...


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

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations Children's Parliament's Rona Blackwood gave a keynote speech and Children's Parliament held a workshop at the Making Children's rights...


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

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Licketyspit's workshop presentation Licketyspit held a "Have Your Say Through Play" game with delegates amd a workshop at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May...


Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination

...children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group, with a...


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'

... 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' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and wellbeing must be at the heart of education in Scotland and...


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

... “The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit 8 Aug 2018 Representatives from 45 national organisations, local youth service providers and schools, alongside 10...


My rights, My Say

... My rights, My Say All children have the right to have their views considered when decisions are being made about the support they get with their learning. Children aged 12 – 15  now have the right to be more involved in decisions...


Facebook data breach represents 'blatant undermining of children's rights'

... Facebook data breach represents 'blatant undermining of children's rights' The mining and sharing of Facebook data without users’ consent blatantly disregarded the rights of children and young people, Children in Scotland warns today. An...


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...


Child rights or public health? There's no choice

... Child rights or public health? There's no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to COVID-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the rights of the Child...


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...


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

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

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Life through a child-rights lens

... Life through a child-rights lens 7 Sep 2021 Child rights impact assessments aren’t tick-box exercises but opportunities to review policy and practice, keeping children and young people at the very heart of what we do, writes Amy...


25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

... Responsibility for ensuring children can access their rights lies with adults, and we must all step up to this 7 Jan 2019 My rights, My Say provides information and support to children to exercise their rights under additional support for...


"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...


Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, with focus on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the early years and meeting...

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News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts

... Magazine / News: New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts Posted 13 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights rights The Children and Young People’s Commissioner and Scouts Scotland have launched a new...

Children's rights rights

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

... Our economy is broken, but our people are not. A new approach built on rights would mean a better future for children 8 November 2019 Responding to Call 11 of our 25 Calls campaign, Paul Carberry, Action for Children’s Director for Scotland...


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

... Becoming an 'Unfeartie' is just the first step in defending children's rights. Join us today Clare and Lisa from Fa'side Women's Group respond to Call 23 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland should become a nation of child...

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

... What kind of a world would it be where children have to defend their rights? 12 Feb 2019 James McTaggart, Educational Psychologist, responds to Call 13 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 13: Support children to become human rights...


New EU Children’s Commissioner ‘would help deliver on children’s rights

... New EU Children’s Commissioner ‘would help deliver on children’s rights’ Children in Scotland has given its support to an international petition urging the appointment of an EU Commissioner for Children. The petition, launched by...


Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...for children, young people and their families, identify policies that progress children’s rights – and explore areas where their pledges could be bolder. rights and democracy: positive steps on Citizens’ Assemblies Young people should...

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

...work in Scotland and outlines the changes needed to ensure children are brought up knowing their rights This year is especially exciting for us, celebrating 30 years since the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which is essential to our...

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

...of more systematic processes for working with and engaging young people, as stakeholders and rights holders in education The development of a clear communications strategy, co-constructed with stakeholders, to ensure that the extraordinary...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

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

...based on the evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. rights, poverty, health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has...

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

...Scotland have free access to a hobby or activity of their choice within or around the school day. rights and democracy Supporting Citizens Assemblies to extend their scope to include the voice and perspectives of under-16s. Economic...

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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 human-rights...

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

...will enable everyone to engage with our key messages. This will also support children’s rights to learn how their data has been used.” The children and young people also held discussions on children’s rights and how these relate to...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next?

...sector and reflect our manifesto calls to action. Topics covered include: Children’s rights, engagement and participation Education and wellbeing Mental health Disability inclusion Supporting children in their early years Climate...


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

...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 refugees or...

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

...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 which...

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News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year

...14, 2022 Comment Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people May 22, 2022 New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts May 13, 2022 Comment We need to support schools to become mentally healthy places to be  February 11,...

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Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning legislation which comes into force today (Wednesday 10 January). Under the...

Additional support additional support needs Children's rights Legislation

Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning legislation which comes into force today (Wed 10 Jan). Under the Education...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

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

... The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy 2 March 2020 Children in Scotland has published its consultation response to the Scottish Government’s draft vision for our homes and communities in 2040....


Speaking up for child rights at major European event

...Speaking up for child rights at major European event 8 Nov 2017 Children in Scotland’s Policy Manager, Marion Macleod, is speaking up in support of the rights and protection of all children at a major international event being held this...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

... Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches 20 November 2019 We’ve launched a new resource allowing visitors to our website to customise content so that they can access it in ways that work best for them. The move...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Three new animations launched to help pupils feel more informed about their rights at school

...Three new animations launched to help pupils feel more informed about their rights at school Created by Reach, the young people’s service for Enquire – The Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning - the films were...


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

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

...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 Human...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

... Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children One in 10 UK children could be at risk of losing significant protections in relation to cross-border family law as a result of Brexit, according to a report from Together (Scottish Alliance...

Children's rights Legislation

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

... Young people can use their digital rights to hold those in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May 2020 Children increasingly share their creative work, writing and beliefs online. While the internet offers...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

... Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning 19 January 2021 Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion Sally Cavers on supporting child rights and additional support for learning with the launch of the My...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children 13 Oct 2017 One in 10 UK children could be at risk of losing significant protections in relation to cross-border family law as a result of Brexit, a report from a leading child rights...

Children's rights Legislation

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 to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process

... Call to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process As Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels today, Children in Scotland has joined more than 1,800 organisations across the UK and Europe to call for assurances that the rights of...

Brexit Children's rights Europe News

Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

... Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe 11 May 2022 Liam, a member of Changing our World, our children and young people’s advisory group, reflects on a recent Eurochild meeting in Brussels, where he was able to meet young...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


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

... “The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit 8 Aug 2018 Representatives from 45 national organisations, local youth service providers and schools, alongside 10...


Facebook data breach represents 'blatant undermining of children's rights'

... Facebook data breach represents 'blatant undermining of children's rights' The mining and sharing of Facebook data without users’ consent blatantly disregarded the rights of children and young people, Children in Scotland warns today. An...


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...


Child rights or public health? There's no choice

... Child rights or public health? There's no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to COVID-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the rights of the Child...


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...


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

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

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

Life through a child-rights lens

... Life through a child-rights lens 7 Sep 2021 Child rights impact assessments aren’t tick-box exercises but opportunities to review policy and practice, keeping children and young people at the very heart of what we do, writes Amy...


25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

... Responsibility for ensuring children can access their rights lies with adults, and we must all step up to this 7 Jan 2019 My rights, My Say provides information and support to children to exercise their rights under additional support for...


"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...


Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, with focus on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the early years and meeting...

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

... Our economy is broken, but our people are not. A new approach built on rights would mean a better future for children 8 November 2019 Responding to Call 11 of our 25 Calls campaign, Paul Carberry, Action for Children’s Director for Scotland...


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

... Becoming an 'Unfeartie' is just the first step in defending children's rights. Join us today Clare and Lisa from Fa'side Women's Group respond to Call 23 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland should become a nation of child...

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

... What kind of a world would it be where children have to defend their rights? 12 Feb 2019 James McTaggart, Educational Psychologist, responds to Call 13 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 13: Support children to become human rights...


New EU Children’s Commissioner ‘would help deliver on children’s rights

... New EU Children’s Commissioner ‘would help deliver on children’s rights’ Children in Scotland has given its support to an international petition urging the appointment of an EU Commissioner for Children. The petition, launched by...


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

...for children, young people and their families, identify policies that progress children’s rights – and explore areas where their pledges could be bolder. rights and democracy: positive steps on Citizens’ Assemblies Young people should...

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

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

...of more systematic processes for working with and engaging young people, as stakeholders and rights holders in education The development of a clear communications strategy, co-constructed with stakeholders, to ensure that the extraordinary...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

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

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

...based on the evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. rights, poverty, health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

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

...Scotland have free access to a hobby or activity of their choice within or around the school day. rights and democracy Supporting Citizens Assemblies to extend their scope to include the voice and perspectives of under-16s. Economic...

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

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

...will enable everyone to engage with our key messages. This will also support children’s rights to learn how their data has been used.” The children and young people also held discussions on children’s rights and how these relate to...


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

...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 which...

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Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Our Hearings, Our Voice's workshop presentation Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) held a workshop at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: During the workshop,...


Children in Scotland workshop presentations - Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Children in Scotland's workshop presentations Children in Scotland held two workshops at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: Changing our World Advisory...


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

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations Children's Parliament's Rona Blackwood gave a keynote speech and Children's Parliament held a workshop at the Making Children's rights...


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

... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland - Licketyspit's workshop presentation Licketyspit held a "Have Your Say Through Play" game with delegates amd a workshop at the Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next?

...sector and reflect our manifesto calls to action. Topics covered include: Children’s rights, engagement and participation Education and wellbeing Mental health Disability inclusion Supporting children in their early years Climate...



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rights at a price
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... rights at a price Harsh immigration policies are tearing lower income families apart. To protect children’s rights, this has to change, argues Clare Simpson  The Windrush scandal that broke last year brought the UK Government’s hostile...


Call 5: 16 and 17 year olds must be able to vote in all UK polls. Brexit proves this is a civil rights issue
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... Call 5: 16 and 17 year olds must be able to vote in all UK polls. Brexit proves this is a civil rights issue By Jackie Brock Will it be a Blind Brexit? Norway plus? Boris minus? Or are we due a People's Vote? Whatever we end up with, the...


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...


Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland event summary
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... Making Children's rights Real Across Scotland Event Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakerightsReal Organised by the Supporting the Third Sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s...


News: State of Children’s rights report published
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... Magazine / News: State of Children’s rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's rights...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
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...children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group, with a...


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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... 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' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and wellbeing must be at the heart of education in Scotland and...


News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts
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... Magazine / News: New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts Posted 13 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights rights The Children and Young People’s Commissioner and Scouts Scotland have launched a new...

Children's rights rights

"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"
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...work in Scotland and outlines the changes needed to ensure children are brought up knowing their rights This year is especially exciting for us, celebrating 30 years since the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which is essential to our...

Magazine rights UNCRC Unicef

News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools opened
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...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 human-rights...

Education human rights rights

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

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News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year
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