1. Production of statutory guidance is a requirement of legislation and must be adhered to. "Non-statutory" guidance is used discretionally and produced to support delivery and advise on best practice.
2. "UNCRC requirements" in Part 1 (section 4) of the Act means the rights and obligations set out in Part 1 of the UNCRC (Articles 1 to 41) and Articles 1 to 6(1), 6(3) and 7 of the first Optional Protocol, and Articles 1 to 10 of the second Optional Protocol. An Optional Protocol is an additional UN legal mechanism that complements and adds to an international treaty after its original adoption.
3. The UNCRC assessment framework uses clusters of articles to review and report on the implementation of the Convention by State Parties.
10. Optional Protocols are additional UN legal mechanisms that complement and add to an international treaty after its original adoption. http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/about-childrens-rights/optional-protocols-to-the-uncrc/
12. Scottish Government (2015) When and how to best use the Child Rights Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA).
14. The "public authorities" to which Part 1, section 2 applies are those listed in schedule 1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/8/schedule/1/enacted
15. The UNCRC assessment framework uses clusters of articles to review and report on the implementation of the Convention by State Parties.
16. Scottish Government (2015) When and how to best use the Child's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment.
17. Children's Rights Legislation in Scotland: A Quick Reference Guide http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497048.pdf
19. Policy Update on Delivering the GIRFEC Approach. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00508709.pdf
20. The UK Government (as the State party) submits periodic reports (approximately every 5 years) to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on its implementation of each treaty. These reports address both reserved and devolved matters and incorporate contributions from the Scottish Government.
21. "Children's service" - a service which is provided wholly or mainly to, or for the benefit of, children (or a specific group thereof, such as looked after children or children with a disability); and "related service" - a service which, while not falling into the above category, is still capable of having a significant impact on children's wellbeing.
22. UNICEF Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Full Revise Third Edition http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_43110.html.
23. Optional Protocols are additional UN legal mechanisms that complement and add to an international treaty after its original adoption http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/about-childrens-rights/optional-protocols-to-the-uncrc/
26. Para 48, General Comment No. 5 on the General Measures of Implementation of the UNCRC.
39. Scottish Human Rights Commission http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/in-practice/human-rights-based-approach/
40. Scottish Human Rights Commission http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/in-practice/human-rights-based-approach/
41. UNCRC General Principles: Non-discrimination, best interests, survival and development, and right to have views heard.
42. National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes: A framework for improving the planning and delivery of integrated health and social care outcomes http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/9966/downloads (see p14-16).