Rights and the UNCRC

Unlocking the door

UNCRC incorporation is vital for children and young people with learning/intellectual disabilities. Read Jenny Miller and Charlie Macmillan’s blog.

https://www.scld.org.uk/unlocking-the-door-to-childrens-human-rights/

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

The Office has published their annual report 2019/2020.

https://cypcs.org.uk/wpcypcs/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Children-and-Young-Peoples-Commissioner-Annual-Report-19-20.pdf

Taking a child-centric view of space

Children’s views should be taken into account when designing urban spaces
https://theconversation.com/childrens-views-should-be-taken-into-account-when-designing-urban-space-148888

Hearing the child’s voice: a philosophical account

An exploration of the right to a ‘voice’ by David Archard Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Applied Ethics.
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publishing/journal-british-academy/8s4/hearing-the-childs-voice-a-philosophical-account/

Activate Your Rights

Young Scot and Children in Scotland publish a pack of resources to support learning about rights.
https://pinscotland.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/8e514-activate_your_rights_pack_v4.pdf

Equalities and Human Rights Committee and UNCRC Incorporation

You can submit your views to the Committee on the Bill before Friday 16 October 2020.
https://yourviews.parliament.scot/ehrc/un-convention-on-the-rights-of-the-child-bill/

UNCRC Incorporation

A Bill has been laid before Parliament to incorporate the Convention. This explanatory leaflet explains the purpose and process.
https://bit.ly/3bo1Sga

Supporting Gypsy Travellers in education

Information and resources curated by Education Scotland

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/practice-exemplars/supporting-gypsy-travellers-in-education

Incorporating the UNCRC into Domestic Law in Scotland

A report from the Working Group agrees that incorporation means bringing into law as much of the UNCRC as is possible within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/incorporating-united-nations-convention-rights-child-domestic-law-scotland-working-group-summary-report/

Playing dress-up or being dressed up?

There is an absence of consideration of children’s views in the creation of their everyday fashion.

https://medium.com/reframing-childhood-past-and-present/playing-dress-up-or-being-dressed-up-2126616ec13

The State of Children’s Rights 

Together’s survey will help build a picture of the current state of children’s rights.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SOCR2020Survey

‘Rights Respecting? Scotland’s approach to children in conflict with the law’

A child friendly version givesan understanding of the issues around Scotland’s youth justice system.
https://www.cycj.org.uk/resource/rights-respecting-scotlands-approach-to-children-in-conflict-with-the-law-child-friendly-version/

Scottish Government restates commitment to UNCRC incorporation

Children’s Minister confirms a Bill to incorporate will be introduced this year.
https://www.gov.scot/

State of Children’s Rights

Together’s report monitors implementation of the UNCRC in Scotland, looking at whether enough is being done to fulfil the human rights of children.
https://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/resources-and-networks/state-of-childrens-rights-reports/

Children and young people’s participation

How to guidance on involving children and young people in decision-making.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/decision-making-children-and-young-peoples-participation/

We are here: a child participation toolbox

Designed to support children and adults who advocate for the rights and well-being of children.
https://bit.ly/Eurochild_Participation

How children and young people’s voices influence services planning

Case studies from Angus, Edinburgh and Shetland.
https://childreninscotland.org.uk/our-work/resources/cis-downloads/?q=case+study

Children in conflict with the law

The report ‘Rights Respecting? Scotland’s approach to children in conflict with the law’ outlines the changes that the youth justice system must make if Scotland is to uphold its commitment to the UNCRC.
https://cycj.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Rights-Respecting-Scotlands-approach-to-children-in-conflict-with-the-law.pdf