United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Implementation: Embedding in Public Services Group


Previously known as the Guidance Reference Group, this working group has widened its remit to provide support to the Embedding Children's Rights in Public Services strand of the UNCRC Implementation programme.

The purpose of this working group is to assist in developing guidance and support materials for public authorities and those undertaking functions of a public nature to implement the UNCRC.

The group will not be a substitute for full consultation in line with the provisions of the Bill. It is, however, intended to ensure that guidance is developed from the outset with the needs of public authorities and rights holders at the centre.

The group is intended to be flexible and able to provide more immediate feedback than is possible only through formal consultation procedures.



  • Deborah Davidson, ADES
  • Rebekah Cameron-Berry, COSLA
  • Julie Williams/Joanne Glennie/Nancy Fancott, CCPS (Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland)
  • Darren Little, Dumfries and Galloway Council (Children’s Services Planning Strategic Lead)
  • Morag Driscoll, Law Society of Scotland    
  • Dr Debby Wason, Public Health Scotland
  • Colin Convery, Police Scotland
  • Suzanne Brown, SCRON
  • Kavita Chetty/Cathy Asante, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Kenny Meechan, Glasgow City Council / SOLAR
  • Nicola Hogg/Alistair Stobie/Sarah Rodger, SOLAR
  • Alison Sutherland, Social Work Scotland 
  • Juliet Harris/Maria Doyle, Together
  • Lucinda Rivers/Dragan Nastic, Unicef 


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