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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22nd March 2019 — General measures of implementation
Together writes to Minister to call for action on incorporation

Together has written to Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd to reiterate the call for the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within the current parliamentary term. Supported by leading children’s organisations across Scotland, the letter calls on the Scottish Government to present a bill to the Scottish Parliament by November 2019. This would mark Scotland’s commitment to the 30th anniversary year of the UNCRC and would ensure the bill is passed before 2021. 

14th March 2019 —

We're recruiting!


A rare opportunity has arisen for two dynamic and talented people to join the Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) team. 

5th March 2019 — General measures of implementation

Together responds to consultation on Trauma Training Plan


Together has responded to a joint consultation by NHS Education Scotland and the Scottish Government on a new Trauma-informed Training Plan.

11th February 2019 — Respect for the views of the child

University of Strathclyde: Call for Case Study Contributions


Contributions wanted for ‘Theory and Practice of Voice in Early Childhood: A Guide for the Early Years’.

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26th February 2019 — Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
Children’s Parliament: ‘Wee Book of Promises’

Children’s Parliament has launched a ‘Wee Book of Promises.’ The new booklet communicates the UNCRC in accessible and child-friendly language in a graphic form to children and young people. The booklet will be used in all of Children’s Parliament’s work and Members of Children’s Parliament will receive a copy when they participate in their projects and consultations. The ‘Wee Book of Promises’ can be downloaded online here with printed copies available through direct contact with Children’s Parliament.

12th February 2019 — General measures of implementation

Child Rights Connect: 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


Since 1989 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has played a central role to improve the lives of children around the world. The CRC is the most holistic human rights treaty, including social, cultural and economic rights, as well as civil and political rights. It defines every human being below 18 years of age as a holder of human rights, taking into account both protection and empowerment necessary to make this notion a reality for every child.

18th December 2018 — Children in conflict with the law

Report - Independent Inquiry into the Children’s Hearing System


The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) and Action for Children have published a report about their independent inquiry into the Children's Hearings System (CHS) in Scotland.  

18th December 2018 — Basic Health and Welfare

Rights, respect and recovery: Scotland's strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use


The Scottish Government has published its strategy to improve health by reducing alcohol and drug use in order to prevent harm and related deaths. 

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