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  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The Scottish Government is asking for views on their Good Food Nation public consultation. In 2014, Becoming a Good Food Nation, set a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.” This consultation is all about what laws we should have to achieve this.

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  • Together submits evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has responded to a call for evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were launched in 2015 and set out 17 Goals with the aim of encouraging all countries to implement the necessary environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for all.

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  • Report on differing models of child primary health care across Europe

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project has spent three years identifying and critically assessing the differing models of child primary health care that are used across Europe. 

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  • MUTINY! The CRIN Code: Child’s Rights International Network has mapped out a new way of promoting children’s right

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    CRIN is a creative think tank that produces new and dynamic perspectives on human rights issues, with a focus on children’s rights. CRIN is saying goodbye to business as usual and introducing the CRIN code. The code sets out their values, principles and vision for a rights-respecting world and how they intend to get there.

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  • Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) Practice and Development Panel

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare

    Last year Getting it Right for Every Child Practice Development Panel was established and tasked by ministers to develop a Code of Practice around information sharing, for children, families and people who support them. Together’s Director Juliet Harris is one of the panel members who will be responsible for producing a draft Code of Practice for information sharing, by consensus.

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  • Are we protecting the rights of children whose families cross international borders?

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Family reunification, Looked after children, Protection from abuse or neglect, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Awareness-raising, Best interests of the child, Refugee and asylum seeking children

    Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) have created a factsheet for social workers and any professional protecting children on the impact Brexit may have on children and families who are crossing, or separated by, international boarders living in the UK.

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  • “The way forward must be grounded in a human rights-based approach.” Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales on the Adverse Childhood Experience model

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, has published a policy position statement in which she reflects on the potentials and pitfalls of Adverse Childhood Experiences, commonly referred to as ‘ACES’, being the driver of policy for children, concluding that a human-rights based approach is needed in order to ensure that every child gets an equal chance to fulfil their potential. Holland outlines five principles of a children’s human-rights based approach - embedding children’s rights, non-discrimination and equality, empowerment, participation and accountability – arguing that the positive awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Wales can fit into a wider commitment to ensuring children’s human rights are at the heart of policy and practice:   

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  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scottish Government is looking to develop a Bill which aims to strengthen the existing legislative framework for protecting women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Bill seeks to introduce protection orders for women and girls at risk, and place guidance for professionals on a statutory footing.

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  • Children at high risk as EU moves further away from achieving poverty reduction target

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    A new report published by Eurostat on poverty reduction targets reveals that more than one in four children in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

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  • Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Policies & procedures

    The Local Government and Communities Committee seeks views on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.  

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  • #WhatsYourTake Survey for young people aged 12 - 25

    Date: 25th September 2018
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Closing date: 23rd October 2018

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  • Children’s Future Food Inquiry launched

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty

    A new inquiry which aims to understand children's experiences of food and how it affects their lives has been launched under the leadership of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty.

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  • Report highlights growing number of homeless children placed in temporary accommodation

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    A new report which includes research undertaken with children and young people experiencing homelessness highlights the unsafe conditions that many children are living in whilst in temporary accommodation in England.

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  • New report calls on tech industry to make changes to meet the needs of children

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    A report examining the impact of the collection of personal data on children's social, mental and physical development calls on the technology industry to ensure services are designed to anticipate the rights and needs of children and young people.

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  • “State of Child Health: One Year On” report highlights progress made in Scotland

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The RCPCH has published a 'scorecard' to assess the progress that has been made in policy relating to child health since the College's 2017 State of Child Health report.

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  • A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Following the recommendation from Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee to develop a national strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness, Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the issue as part of the strategy-development process.

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  • Study finds children exposed to increasingly high levels of ‘junk food’ advertisements

    Date: 12th December 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    A new study, 'A Watershed Moment: Why it's Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts', finds that children in the UK are being "bombarded" by up to 12 adverts an hour for foods high in fat, sugar and salt during peak viewing times for family TV programmes.

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  • Fuel Poverty Strategy

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Social security and childcare

    Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on its new draft Fuel Poverty Strategy. The consultation seeks views on proposals to tackle and diminish fuel poverty in Scotland.

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  • New campaign urges women to avoid alcohol in pregnancy

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    A new campaign run by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will warn pregnant mothers of the risk of drinking during pregnancy and urge them to avoid drinking any alcohol at all while they are pregnant.

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  • UK criticised by UN Special Rapporteur for harmful impact of poor air quality on children

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Right to life, survival and development, Basic Health and Welfare

    The UN's Special Rapporteur on human rights related to toxic waste has criticised the UK for neglecting to protect vulnerable groups, such as children, from the harmful impact of air pollution.

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