Read our briefings on UNCRC incorporation!

Together warmly welcomes the launch of Scottish Government's consultation on the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law. We have produced three related briefings to support our members: 

  • Consultation briefing: this aims to unpick the consultation questions and support our members as they consider how to respond.
  • Facilitator guide for engaging with children: to support our members as they plan engagement events with children (8-12 years)
  • Facilitator guide for engaging with young people: to support our members as they plan engagement events with young people (13 years+) 
Access our briefings here!

Complete our 2019 State of Children's Rights survey!

Every year, Together publishes its State of Children's Rights Report which sets out how well the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is being implemented in Scotland. Read our previous reports here.

We rely on our members to help build a picture of the current state of children's rights and identify where further work is needed.

The survey should take between 30 minutes - 2 hours depending on how many questions you decide to answer and in how much detail. We'd appreciate if your organisation could take some time to respond before 26th July 2019. 

Complete the survey here!

The #RightTime to bring children and young people’s rights into Scots law

Following the First Minister's commitment to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, we'll be publishing a series of blogs throughout May, which put the spotlight on why this is the #RightTime for Scotland to incorporate! 

Follow the campaign on our blog and across our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

In this 30th anniversary year of the UNCRC, let’s make it happen!

 

Click here to go to our blog.

Together works with Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland and international experts on a draft Children's Rights (Scotland) Bill

Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) and the Children and Young People Commissioner Scotland have convened an expert Advisory Group to produce a draft Children's Rights (Scotland) Bill to show how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) could be incorporated into Scots law.  On Universal Children's Day, the Advisory Group presented the draft Bill to the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Children and Young People. Find out more here. 

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15th July 2019 — Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting
Together’s 2019 State of Children’s Rights survey is now live!

Complete our survey to help shape our 2019 State of Children’s Rights report! Your input will help build a picture of the current state of children’s rights in Scotland and identify where further work is needed.

15th July 2019 — Right to life, survival and development

Glasgow pupils join Special Rapporteur for presentation of UK poverty report in Geneva


The group of 10-year-olds joined the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights before he formally presented his UK report to the UN Human Rights Council.

15th July 2019 — Basic Health and Welfare

'On Target for 2030?': Scotland’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals


Is Scotland on track to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals it signed up to four years ago? A new report from Oxfam Scotland, the University of the West of Scotland and SDG Network Scotland assesses progress and what more needs done. 

15th July 2019 — Age of criminal responsibility

National Youth Justice Conference 2019: Youth Justice Through the Ages


Materials from the National Youth Justice Conference 2019 are now available online.  

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15th July 2019 — Children in conflict with the law
CYCJ launches Guide to Youth Justice in Scotland

The revised guide is aimed at practitioners, researchers and educators, and sets out the latest policy, practice and legislation in youth justice.

15th July 2019 — Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

UNICEF CRC@30 Toolkit


Unicef has produced a toolkit for the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC.

15th July 2019 — Refugee and asylum seeking children

Unaccompanied migrant children guide issued by EU Fundamental Rights Agency


The guide aims to strengthen child protection responses and includes a focus on child victims of trafficking and children at risk.

28th June 2019 — Children in situations of exploitation

Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy - Second Annual Progress Report


 The Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy – Second Annual Progress Report was published on 16 June 2019. 

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