In July 2018, the Scottish Government opened a public consultation on its draft Action Plan for Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland between 2018 and 2021. The aim of the consultation was to focus on the content and format of the Action Plan that Scottish Ministers are required to lay before the Scottish Parliament, setting out their plans for taking forward children's rights.
The consultation received 517 responses from individuals – members of the public, which may include some children and young people, and professional stakeholders and organisations. The Scottish Government commissioned Kantar Public to summarise the views contributed in response to the consultation and draw out key themes and findings in the responses, which are captured in this report.
More detail on the consultation context and the research methodology are in Chapter 2.