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

This 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
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. "the first optional protocol" means the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, "the second optional protocol" means the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography,

2. Pledge on children's rights - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

3. The Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland: An Action Plan 2018-2021, published in December 2018, contained the following action: "We will incorporate the principles of the UNCRC into Scots law". Following public consultation on the model of incorporation that will deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in Scotland, this action was amended to: "We will incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law" in the Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland: An Action Plan 2018-2021 - Progress Report 2019 .

4. The Children and Young People's Interim Consortium was established in September 2021 to support the meaningful and inclusive participation of children and young people in the UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board and wider implementation programme. It is made up of 6 organisations and is being co-ordinated by Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights).

5. Deputy First Minister John Swinney - statement on Supreme Court Judgement, 6 October, 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

6. UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

7. Scottish Youth Parliament, Children in Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, Aberlour and Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)

8. Scottish Youth Parliament, Children in Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, Aberlour and Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)

9. https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802016406

10. The Fund supports the third sector to use early intervention and prevention to improve outcomes for children, young people, families and communities.

11. UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

12. Scottish Youth Parliament, Children in Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, Aberlour and Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)

13. Further information on the Collective Leadership Group's action plan is available on these links:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Children and Families Collective Leadership Group: action plan - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Children and Families Collective Leadership Group: action plan - outcomes - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

14. http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/children/child-poverty/child-poverty-overview/priority-groups-affected-by-child-poverty

15. Mental health in schools - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

16. The Coalition was set-up and launched by the Rock Trust in 2017 and is funded by the Scottish Government. It brings together organisations and professionals from across Scotland working in the fields of housing, homelessness, education, youth work, families, health and justice to create and implement plans to address youth homelessness in their localities.


Contact

Email: UNCRCIncorporation@gov.scot