United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Strategic Implementation Board


The overall aim of the UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board is to provide strategic oversight of a comprehensive and joined-up programme to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This will work to ensure children’s rights in Scotland are respected, protected and fulfilled.

The membership of the UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board will represent the views of both duty bearers and rights holders. It will also ensure that the implementation programme takes a rights-respecting approach, and that the wider governance structure established to oversee delivery of the programme supports proportionate, effective, balanced and transparent decision making. The Board will support links being made with other relevant activity across Scottish Government and beyond.

Related groups


  • Michael Chalmers, Scottish Government, Director for Children and Families (Chair)
  • Michael Cameron, Scottish Housing Regulator, Chief Executive
  • Donna MacLean, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Head of Service
  • Jennifer Davidson, Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures, Executive Director
  • Norma Ruettimann, Care and Learning Alliance (CALA), Quality and Learning Advisor
  • Ben Farrugia, Social Work Scotland, Director
  • Laura Caven, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (CoSLA), Chief Officer on the Children and Young People
  • Gayle Gorman, Education Scotland, Chief Executive and Chief Inspector
  • Juliet Harris, Together, Director
  • Laura Pasternak, Coalition of Care and support Providers in Scotland (CCPS), Policy and Participation Manager, Who Cares? Scotland
  • Gary Ritchie, Police Scotland, Deputy Chief Constable
  • Richmond Davies, Public Health Scotland, Chief Executive Officer
  • Kay McCorquodale, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, Executive Director
  • Chloe Riddell, The Promise, Policy Lead
  • Craig Morris, Care Inspectorate, Head of Improvement Support
  • Dragan Nastic, UNICEF, Strategic Lead - UNCRC
  • Clare Simpson, Parenting Across Scotland, Manager
  • Des Murray, SOLACE, Chief Executive North Lanarkshire Council
  • David Wallace, Social Security Scotland, Chief Executive
  • Gina Wilson, Children and Young People's Commissioner's Scotland, Head of Strategy


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