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  • New Climate Changemakers impact report

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Discover the journey, learning and impact of the work of the Climate Changemakers from October 2020 to February 2022. Climate Changemakers are children across Scotland who are working to have their say in climate action! They have made recommendations for the future realisation of children’s rights in the context of the climate action and deliberative democracy.

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  • Places and spaces: children’s wellbeing across the globe

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Discover how successful 43 countries across the globe are providing a healthy environment for children. This report card includes information such as whether children have clean drinking water, good quality air, mould- and lead- free homes and access to green play spaces. 

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  • Discover how countries have protected children’s right to a healthy environment

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    There are many countries around the world that have laws which protect children’s right to a healthy environment. Some countries have stronger laws than others. This child-friendly leaflet will further children and young people’s awareness and understanding of how these countries are protecting this right and discover what Scottish Government could be doing to help!

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  • Campaigners for the Good Food Nation Bill gather at Scottish Parliament

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Good Food Nation Bill is currently being considered by Scottish Parliament and aims to tackle child poverty, obesity and the environmental impact of food production and waste.

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  • Exploring how laws across the globe protect children’s environmental rights

    Date: 7th April 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Children and young people continue to be at the forefront of environmental activism. Despite climate change impacting children’s rights significantly, children continue to be excluded from decision-making processes and laws do not always protect their rights. CRIN has conducted research on 43 countries looking at how laws protect or fail children’s environmental rights, their right to protest and how children have access to courts to seek environmental justice.

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  • Children’s Commissioner embarks on virtual roadshow

    Date: 7th March 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Children’s Commissioner is opening up virtual sessions to connect with children and young people across Scotland.

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  • Prevention of Homelessness Duties

    Date: 2nd February 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: 31st March 2022

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  • Young people’s health and wellbeing survey is now live

    Date: 16th December 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Young people are encouraged to share their key issues in relation to health and wellbeing and to support discussions with young people, a conversational guide has been created.

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  • Online petition launched for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment

    Date: 16th December 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    To ensure everyone in Scotland lives in a healthy environment, we must be able to hold public bodies and polluters to account. To do this, a petition has been launched which includes recommendations to Scottish Government to make sure the right to a healthy environment is enforced by law.

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  • CRIN’s take on the climate decision

    Date: 16th December 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Child Rights International Network (CRIN) has published its perspective on the recent decisions made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in its first climate change case.

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  • Health and wellbeing of children and young people

    Date: 16th December 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: 3rd – 17th January 2022 (depending on group)

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  • Improving Scotland’s National Performance Framework

    Date: 22nd October 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: 27th October

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  • Report shows modern life continues to erode happiness of young people

    Date: 17th September 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Children's Society's Good Childhood Report 2021 shows that modern life continues to erode the happiness of young people. Dissatisfied with school, friendships and how they look, an estimated 306,000 10-15 year olds in the UK are unhappy with their lives.

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  • Together responds to consultations on child contact services and child welfare reporters

    Date: 30th July 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Both consultations asked for views on changes that will happen as part of implementing the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.  

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  • An update on Scotland’s second National Action Plan for Human Rights

    Date: 8th July 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The first step to establish a fully independent SNAP 2 Secretariat is underway. The Secretariat will support ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of SNAP 2. Recruitment for a SNAP Secretariat Lead for an initial period of nine months is now open and a SNAP 2 Leadership Panel will be established in autumn 2021.

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  • United Nations makes commitment to promote children’s right to a healthy environment

    Date: 8th July 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Heads of the United Nations have jointly committed to stepping up their action to promote the right children, youth and future generations have to a healthy environment and the importance of meaningful participation in decision-making at all levels.

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  • Campaign for every mother and baby to have their rights to safe, suitable accommodation fulfilled

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Earlier this year, more than 20 expectant and new mothers seeking asylum were moved from settled accommodation into cramped bedsits at a new mother and baby unit in Glasgow. The #FreedomToCrawl campaign launched to highlight that asylum-seekers are no exception to the right every mother and baby has to safe, suitable accommodation.

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  • Support #CovidUnder19’s open letter to world leaders

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General Comments

    Internet access continues to be a challenge for frontline workers, working to protect, respect and fulfil children’s rights. This open letter encourages world leaders to bridge the digital divide, guarantee the protection of children online and work towards meaningful participation of children and young people to design the future of the digital world.

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  • Exploring the fulfilment of children’s right to food

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    There is a lack of rigorous school food monitoring in place. To help develop an insight into children’s experiences of school food across the four nations, children are encouraged to complete a questionnaire, supported by parents and carers if they need it.

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  • Together co-hosts webinar on children’s right to a healthy environment

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Students from Edinburgh University’s Human Rights Clinic presented a valuable webinar looking into legal and non-legal frameworks that can protect, respect and fulfil children’s Right to a healthy environment; how to improve participation of children in environmental issues; and how to enhance children’s access to justice in environmental issues.

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