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  • Supporting environmental human rights defenders

    Date: 13th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: 30th June 2021

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  • Just under 1 million food parcels given to children last year

    Date: 23rd April 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    COVID-19 has led to an increase in food insecurity for many and latest Trussell Trust figures show that the past year has seen a 33% increase in need for food banks.

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  • Making age assurance work for children online

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

    Age assurances are methods to differentiate the age or age-range of an online user. This new report ‘But how do they know it is a child?’ examines the common approaches to age assurance, including their strengths, weaknesses and sets out the common standards that must underpin widespread adoption.

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  • Volunteer opportunity to become a peer supporter

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

    Diabetes Scotland is looking for young people aged 18-24 with type 1 diabetes to assist in deivering youth peer support projects.

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  • Parties commit to Barnahus model ahead of Scottish Parliament election

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

    Both Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party have shared commitments in campaign speeches to adopt a form of the ‘Barnahus’ model to Scotland’s own justice system.

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  • Calls for the right to a healthy environment to be included in new law

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is advocating for the right to a healthy environment to be included in a new human rights law for Scotland. Proposals for the new law are currently being developed by the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

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  • Children’s Health Scotland launches its manifesto

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Manifesto sets out six key priority calls for change, informed by the views of children, young people, families and professionals. The main focus is on improvements to facilities and services to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

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  • Scottish Government responds to food insecurity concerns

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Following a call for urgent action from the United Nations, the Scottish Government has set out what it is doing to ensure people on low incomes can access food.

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  • Share your experience of social security in Scotland to inform a Child Disability Payment training programme

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Disabled children and young people or those living with long-term conditions, their parents and unpaid carers are encouraged to share their experience interacting with social security agencies with Social Security Scotland.

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  • Aberlour launches petition to double Scottish Child Payment

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Social security and childcare, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The petition calls on Scottish Government to increase the Scottish Child Payment from £10 to £20 per child per week by 2022, to enable families “to do more than just survive”.

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  • Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: UNCRC Optional Protocols and General Comments, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Awareness-raising

    To celebrate the #YearOfChildhood, Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021 is to create weekly children’s rights infographics for our members to use and share.

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  • Get involved in the Year of Childhood 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    The #YearOfChildhood is kicking off with a focus  on storytelling. Children’s Parliament is inviting children, young people and adults to help create a picture of what makes a happy childhood. Findings will inform the Year of Childhood programme.

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  • Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    In December 2020, Scottish Government published its Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020. The report describes Scottish Government’s achievements and ongoing work according to its 2016 Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

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  • Lockdown Lowdown findings

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    In October 2020, young people were invited to join a series of focus groups and respond to a survey on the impact COVID-19 is having on them. These activities were organised by the Scottish Youth Parliament, supported by YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot. The survey report and focus group findings are now available online.

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  • Western Isles council rejects official RSHP education

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, including vocational education

    A  majority of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillors backed a motion “commending” Roman Catholic teaching materials which uphold an orthodox stance against sexual intercourse outside heterosexual marriage.

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  • ‘Navigating a World of Rights’ – new report shares findings from Who Cares? Scotland’s participation work

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, including vocational education, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The report covers why members feel it is important for their human rights to be protected in law, policy, and practice. The report also includes recommendations for change.

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  • #CovidUnder19 Global Survey results out now

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    In May 2020, the Centre for Children’s Rights from Queen’s University Belfast launched a survey for those aged eight to 17 to understand their “Life under Coronavirus”. Eight thematic briefings have been released to examine its findings.

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  • Summary of evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare

    This is the fourth evidence summary on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and families in Scotland. The summary focuses upon newer Scottish studies relating to children and families living in poverty; black and minority ethnic young people; and families impacted by disability. It draws on wider UK research where necessary.

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  • Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill passed

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    MSPs unanimously voted to pass the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, making Scotland the first country in the world to make it a legal right to access free period products.

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  • Girls in Scotland 2020 survey findings

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Over 500 girls and young women aged seven to 21 took part and shared the challenges they face. The results have been analysed against findings from a similar 2018 survey, to compare what progress has been made and what issues remain.

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