We are recruiting! Help shape our State of Children's Rights Report 2024

Date: 20th March 2024
Category: General measures of implementation, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

We are recruiting! Are you an organisation that supports babies, toddlers, children or young people who would like to have their human rights experiences heard? Rights On Track branding

Together has been working closely with our members and supporters to develop our approach for our State of Children's Rights Report 2024. Between October – December 2023, we conducted a series of interviews with 11 organisations to support early planning around methodologies and resources. Since February 2024, we have been working closely with five organisations as part of a ‘Development Phase’ engaging with babies, children and young people and providing feedback on our draft facilitator and child-friendly resources, which will be used to support this next phase.

We are now looking to recruit 12 organisations for the ‘Engagement Phase’, to engage babies, children and young people and share their stories and experiences of their rights to inform our State of Children’s Rights report.

The State of Children’s Rights Report is an annual report to monitor Scotland’s progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other international human rights treaties.

Our 2024 report will tell the story of children’s rights implementation through children and young people’s own words, artwork and other creative means of expression.

We are looking to recruit 12 organisations who will:

  • Identify a group of up to eight children and young people who are interested in taking part;
  • Plan and deliver a ‘story-gathering session’ (or sessions) with the help of Together’s children and young people’s pack and facilitator pack (developed in the previous phase) to support children and young people to explore and share their experiences of their rights. These sessions can be online or in-person;
  • Share findings from your story-gathering session with Together to inform our State of Children’s Rights Report 2024 and other work;
  • Gather feedback from children, young people and supporting adults following the session(s) to help us understand how the sessions and resources worked for future projects;
  • Where required, prepare additional resources insofar as the limited budget for the project allows (e.g. versions in alternative formats or tailored towards a specific group of children and young people). Together is committed to supporting this process where budget and organisational capacity allow.

Whilst the funding for this phase is limited, Together commits to work closely with Partners to allocate it in a way that can best support the involvement of a diverse range of children and young

Together is welcoming applications from all organisations with a passion for furthering children’s rights in Scotland. We welcome applications from Together members and non-members as well as those who applied for the development phase and those who have been involved to date. Organisations that are not members of Together will be encouraged to join if their application is successful.

The Engagement Phase will run from April- 16th July 2024.

The recruitment materials consists of two documents: the application criteria which has all the vital information for organisations who are interested in taking part and the application form which includes the necessary questions and information to apply.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 16th April 2024. Please send your completed application to judi@togetherscotland.org.uk

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Judi Martin, Policy Assistant, judi@togetherscotland.org.uk 


Have any questions about the recruiting process or about our Second Engagement Phase? We are holding two Q&A Drop-in Sessions:

  • Monday 8th April @ 2pm
  • Tuesday 9th April @ 1pm

Email judi@togetherscotland.org.uk for the zoom links!

If you would like to stay up to date with progress of Together's State of Children's Rights Report and to be notified of other opportunities you can sign up to Together's #RightsOnTrack campaign mailing list here.

If you can't commit to engagement but would like to help shape Together's resources to make sure they are as accessible as possible than please provide feedback in this survey on some of our other materials here.