United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response

This report sets out the Scottish Government’s (SG) initial response to the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations. It outlines the progress made in relation to children’s rights in Scotland since the publication of the Position Statement of November 2022

10. Follow-up and Dissemination

No: 60

UN Concluding Observation

Take all appropriate measures to ensure that the recommendations contained in the present concluding observations are fully implemented and that a child-friendly version is disseminated to, and made widely accessible for, children, including the ones in the most disadvantaged situations. The Committee also recommends that the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports and the present concluding observations be made widely available in the languages of the country.

Relevant section of Scottish Government’s November 2022 Position Statement

  • N/A

Scottish Government Position

Following the publication of the Concluding Observations, Ministers were made aware of the recommendations which these contained, including which Concluding Observations were relevant to their responsibilities. This information was also disseminated to portfolios across the Scottish Government for consideration and implementation as appropriate.

The Scottish Government will engage with children and young people to plan and progress a broader programme of awareness raising.

Next Steps

  • The Scottish Government is carefully considering the Concluding Observations and will develop its approach to advancing these over the next reporting cycle. This will include an awareness raising and engagement strategy with children and young people and civil society.


Email: UNCRCIncorporation@gov.scot

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