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Progressing the human rights of children in Scotland: report 2018 to 2021 - easy read

This easy read report discusses actions taken to support and promote the rights of children in Scotland in line with Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Act from 2018 until 2021.

Progressing the human rights of children in Scotland: report 2018 to 2021 - easy read
Introduction

Introduction

I am Clare Haughey the Scottish Government Minister for Children and Young People. I want to make sure that Scotland is a place where children's rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Children's human rights are written down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement between lots of countries who have made a promise to protect children's rights.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says:

  • all children have rights.
  • adults must do what is best for children.
  • children should be supported to live and grow.
  • children have the right to be listened to and taken seriously.

It also explains what adults and governments must do to protect children's rights.

This document will help you to understand what the Scottish Government has been doing to make sure children's rights are understood and protected in Scotland.

Our new Action Plan says what we will do over the next 3 years to make sure that children's rights are respected, protected and fulfilled in Scotland.


Contact

Email: UNCRCIncorporation@gov.scot