1. Consultation analysis

    21 Jun 2019

    Prisoner voting consultation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the consultation on prisoner voting.

  2. NEWS

    12 Jun 2019 12:35

    Serco plans for lock change evictions in Glasgow

    Communities Secretary writes to UK Immigration Minister.

  3. Correspondence

    31 May 2019

    Extreme poverty and human rights: response to UN Special Rapporteur

    In November 2018, a UN Special Rapporteur conducted a country visit to the UK, including Scotland.

  4. Consultation paper

    22 May 2019

    Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law: consultation

    Views sought on how best to incorporate 'gold standard' for children's rights into domestic law and improve the lives of children and young people.

  5. Advice and guidance

    11 Mar 2019

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: training tool

    Training resource relating to the children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA).

  6. Form

    11 Mar 2019

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: template

    Template and guidance for completing a children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment.

  7. Advice and guidance

    11 Mar 2019

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: guidance

    Guidance on when and how to best use the children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA).

  8. Advice and guidance

    11 Mar 2019

    Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

    Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

  9. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    UN convention against torture: our position statement

    Account of progress in Scotland in giving effect to the UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in advance of a review of the UK by the UN Committee Against Torture in May 2019.

  10. NEWS

    06 Feb 2019 15:30

    Supporting gender equality

    First Minister appointed UN Women Global Advocate.

  11. Progress report

    21 Jan 2019

    Universal periodic review of human rights in the United Kingdom 2017: update on five thematic areas

    Our update on progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council recommendations in five thematic areas following the third Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the UK in May 2017.

  12. Advice and guidance

    18 Oct 2018

    Slavery and human trafficking: guidance for businesses

    Tailored advice for all businesses in Scotland, regardless of size.

  13. Consultation paper

    04 Oct 2018

    Strengthening protection from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): consultation

    We are seeking views on plans to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. 

  14. NEWS

    08 Aug 2018 17:39

    Support for asylum seekers threatened with eviction

    £110,000 for emergency response.

  15. Consultation paper

    02 Jul 2018

    Progressing children's rights in Scotland: an action plan 2018 to 2021 - consultation

    This consultation seeks views to identify actions for progressing the rights of the child from 2018 until 2021.

  16. Advice and guidance

    23 Apr 2018

    Letter of rights for persons detained for offences connected with terrorism

    Letter of Rights containing information about a person's rights when detain in relation to terrorist offences.

  17. NEWS

    22 Mar 2018 09:15

    Police biometric data use to be improved

    New code of practice on retaining DNA, fingerprints and images.

  18. NEWS

    11 Feb 2018 00:01

    Defending human rights

    Protecting against prejudice and discrimination.

  19. NEWS

    20 Jan 2018 11:30

    Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  20. NEWS

    17 Jan 2018 15:03

    Ambition on human rights

    Advisory Group meets for first time.

  21. NEWS

    31 Oct 2017 00:01

    New powers to tackle human trafficking

    Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders in force.

  22. Speech/statement

    19 Sep 2017

    Dignity, equality and human rights for all: ministerial statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities Angela Constance addresses Scottish Parliament.

  23. Consultation paper

    15 Sep 2017

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation on regulations

    Consultation to inform development of regulations setting out support for adult victims of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

  24. Advice and guidance

    11 Sep 2017

    Victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder

    Information leaflet on eligibility and registration for the victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder.

  25. Research and analysis

    01 Sep 2017

    UK welfare policy: impact on families with children

    Report focusing on the financial impacts of UK welfare policy on families with children.

  26. NEWS

    29 Aug 2017 10:00

    Human trafficking is closer to home than most Scots think

    Increasing number of potential victims being identified in Scotland.

  27. Consultation paper

    25 Aug 2017

    Extending children's rights guidance: consultation

    Consultation on non-statutory guidance for education authorities and schools regarding the rights of children aged 12 to 15 years.

  28. NEWS

    08 Aug 2017 00:01

    Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  29. Advice and guidance

    04 Aug 2017

    Young performers: a guide for parents and guardians

    A guide aimed at parents and guardians of children wishing to perform on stage or screen, or take part in sporting or modelling activities.

  30. Advice and guidance

    04 Aug 2017

    Young performers: a guide for parents and guardians

    A guide aimed at parents and guardians of children wishing to perform on stage or screen, or take part in sporting or modelling activities.

  31. Advice and guidance

    01 Aug 2017

    Employment of children: a guide for children

    A guide aimed at children between the age of 13 and school leaving age looking for employment.

  32. Strategy/plan

    19 Jun 2017

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: summary

    Summary document of our main trafficking and exploitation strategy.

  33. NEWS

    13 Jun 2017 15:00

    Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  34. Impact assessment

    12 Jun 2017

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: equality impact assesment

    Assessment of the effect the human trafficking and exploitation strategy will have on Scottish Government's equality aims.

  35. Strategy/plan

    30 May 2017

    Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

    Our strategy to work with partners to make Scotland a more hostile place for human trafficking.

  36. NEWS

    16 May 2017 10:24

    Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  37. NEWS

    12 May 2017 10:27

    Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  38. NEWS

    20 Apr 2017 11:05

    A broken asylum system

    Equalities Secretary speaks out on ‘outrage’ of UK’s approach to asylum.

  39. NEWS

    19 Apr 2017 09:30

    Standing up for human rights

    Scottish progress ahead of UN review.

  40. Corporate report

    19 Apr 2017

    Human rights in the UK: Universal Periodic Review, 2017 – Scottish Government position

    Scottish Government position statement on Scotland’s performance against key international human rights obligations.

  41. NEWS

    06 Apr 2017 09:30

    Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

    Scottish Government will not apply two child cap to Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

  42. NEWS

    05 Apr 2017 09:30

    Funding for conflict zone peacekeeping

    FM announces £1.2m to train 200 women during UN address.

  43. NEWS

    02 Mar 2017 14:45

    New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  44. Impact assessment

    14 Feb 2017

    Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Scottish Government's assessment of the impacts on children's rights and wellbeing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

  45. NEWS

    11 Feb 2017 00:01

    Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  46. NEWS

    02 Feb 2017 09:45

    Brexit threat to human rights

    UN warns UK Government’s plans risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’ for ‘deregulation and regression’.

  47. NEWS

    30 Jan 2017 11:00

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  48. NEWS

    30 Jan 2017 11:00

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  49. NEWS

    30 Jan 2017 11:00

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  50. NEWS

    26 Jan 2017 14:32

    Review of hate crime legislation

    Prominent judge to chair independent review.

  51. NEWS

    10 Jan 2017 00:01

    Call for protection of EU employment laws

    Human Rights debate in Parliament.

  52. NEWS

    07 Dec 2016 10:00

    Scottish Government appoints Race Equality Framework Adviser

    Kaliani Lyle to provide insight and advice on implementing Framework actions.

  53. NEWS

    02 Dec 2016 09:30

    Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  54. NEWS

    29 Nov 2016 09:30

    Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  55. NEWS

    09 Nov 2016 15:11

    Hate crime must be eradicated

    Nation-wide campaign will aim to raise awareness.

  56. NEWS

    02 Nov 2016 11:00

    Scotland welcomes refugees

    Next phase in strategy to support refugees.

  57. Consultation paper

    02 Nov 2016

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 – support for adult victims: consultation

    Seeking views on Section 9(2)(b)(i) of the Act – the length of time for which support and assistance must be given to adult victims of trafficking.

  58. NEWS

    12 Oct 2016 09:00

    Ending human trafficking

    Strategy to focus on breaking up trafficking groups and supporting victims.

  59. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: draft for consultation

    A draft strategy for consultation on tackling human trafficking and exploitation in Scotland.

  60. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation questions

    Questions for consultation on the draft human trafficking and exploitation strategy in Scotland.

  61. Factsheet

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation case studies

    Case studies to illustrate some of the facets of trafficking and exploitation in Scotland today.

  62. Advice and guidance

    12 Oct 2016

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: guide

    Sets out clearly what the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 does.

  63. NEWS

    06 Oct 2016 15:30

    Action on child refugees

    Partnership working with CoSLA continues.

  64. Consultation analysis

    30 Sep 2016

    Draft guidance for children's rights and services planning in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Guidance on Children's Rights (Part 1, section 2) and Children's Services Planning (Part 3) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  65. NEWS

    30 Jun 2016 16:30

    UK 'reckless' to repeal human rights act

    Constance vows to fight against ‘out of touch’ UK Government.

  66. NEWS

    31 May 2016 09:45

    Human trafficking laws now in force

    Convicted Traffickers could now face life imprisonment.

  67. Factsheet

    03 May 2016

    United Nations treaties ratified by the UK

    Details the UN treaties that the UK, and therefore Scotland, is signed up to.

  68. Correspondence

    22 Mar 2016

    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    Our response to issues raised by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

  69. Correspondence

    17 Mar 2016

    UN children's rights convention: our response to list of issues

    Scottish Government response to the list of issues brought up by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  70. Correspondence

    02 Mar 2016

    UN Convention on the Rights of the child: additional evidence

    Further evidence on how we are implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  71. Advice and guidance

    01 Feb 2015

    Young performers licensing: a guide for local authorities

    A guide for local authorities, individuals or bodies who are required to organise performances or licensed sporting or modelling activities involving children and young people.

  72. Advice and guidance

    18 Jun 2014

    Children's advocacy guidance

    Guidance on how to support children and young people to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives.

  73. Progress report

    11 May 2012

    Do the Right Thing: children's rights progress report

    A progress report on our response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.