Strategic Plan 2024 - 2032

Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) is delighted to launch our new Strategic Plan for 2024 – 2032!

Our strategic plan is a declaration of our commitment and a plan for action. Our three strategic priorities reflect a holistic approach to achieving our vision, focusing on proactive measures, responsive actions, and building the strength of the children’s rights community to ensure the rights of every baby, child and young person in Scotland.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported Together over the past 25 years and got us to this stage. With a ‘to do’ list from the UN Committee and the power of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024, Together commits to work tirelessly to ensure that rights are not only recognised in law but become a lived reality for all babies, children and young people in Scotland - that Scotland becomes a place where all babies, children and young people can grow up in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.

Strategic Plan 2024 - 2032

OUT NOW - our child-friendly version of the Human Rights Bill Consultation Analysis

On Thursday the 21st of March 2024, we published our child-friendly version of Scottish Governments Consultation Analysis Report.  This report is the fourth in the series and shares what the Scottish Government asked, how people answered and what children and young people told us during our Investigations.

The Rights Detectives are a group of children and young people aged 12-17 who are passionate about defending human rights.  For the last 21 months, they have been receiving missions from  Scottish Government and carrying out investigations with children and young people across Scotland to help shape a new Human Rights Bill for Scotland! 

Access Child-Friendly Version of the Human Rights Bill Consultation Analysis

NEW child-friendly resource on the UN Concluding Observations!

Together has just launched this child-friendly resource explaining the recent UN Concluding Observations made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the UK and Scottish Government.

In partnership with Children’s Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament and Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Together consulted with #TeamScotlandUN in the creation of this child-friendly resource to support children and young people to understand these important recommendations to better protect, respect and implement children’s rights, and to support their ability to hold Scottish Government and other duty bearers to account.


Access the child-friendly resource here!

Read our State of Children's Rights Report 2023!

Our 2023 report is an update for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about the state of children's rights in Scotland. It draws on evidence from children, young people and our members to highlight areas of progress and where there are concerns. 

The report will help the UN Committee as it gets ready to review the UK and Scottish Government's children's rights records in May 2023.

Read the report here!

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Latest News & Events

8th April 2024 — General measures of implementation
Together’s celebrates countdown to UNCRC incorporation!

On the 26th of March, Together hosted a parliamentary event sponsored by Martin Whitfield MSP to celebrate the countdown to incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, also to celebrate the recent launch of our new Strategic Plan for 2024-2032.

8th April 2024 — Mental health

Scottish Government Allocates £30 Million for Community Mental Health Projects Following Youth-Led Report

The Scottish Government has allocated £30 million for community-based mental health projects, in response to efforts by #TeamScotlandUN and an independent report by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP).

8th April 2024 — Civil Rights and Freedoms

Latest Children's Social Work Statistics published

The Scottish Government has released the latest official annual Children's Social Work Statistics, covering child protection processes from August 2022 to July 2023. Key findings include a 4% increase in the number of children on the Child Protection Register compared to the previous year, with 5% of them not yet born. Additionally, there was a 2% decrease in the number of children registered onto the Child Protection Register during the same period.

8th April 2024 — Respect for the views of the child

#IWill Ambassador Recruitment

Each year, #IWill recruits young people aged 10-24 from all across the UK as #IWill Ambassadors. They come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have one thing in common – a passion to make a difference to communities and society.

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