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  • UK criticised by UN Special Rapporteur for harmful impact of poor air quality on children (1)

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

    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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  • Climate change and the rights of the child

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: General principles, Basic Health and Welfare

    In a report presented to the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner looked at the relationship between climate change and the full and effective enjoyment of the rights of the child.

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  • Together members Action for Sick Children Scotland now Children’s Health Scotland

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Action for Sick Children have been active for 40 years. Taking into account the views of the children and young people they work with, the organisation will now be known as Children's Health Scotland.

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  • New report on state of child health reveals UK child health outcomes remain some of the worst in Western Europe

    Date: 28th June 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    A new report on child health has found that child health outcomes in the UK are among some of the worst in Western Europe, particularly in area such as infant mortality.

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  • The right to food – where are we in Scotland?

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, recently visited Scotland. Despite encouraging Scotland in its opportunities to lead on the right to food, Scottish charities report increasing hunger issues for children and families.

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  • Understanding health behaviour in adolescence - A review of influencing factors

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    SCPHRP and NHS Health Scotland have conducted a literature review to map what is known currently about how a broad range of factors influences health behaviour in adolescence.

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  • Lack of affordable housing a key factor in rise in child poverty

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    New figures have found that more than a quarter of children were living in relative poverty after housing costs in 2015-2016.

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  • Children’s rights and air pollution

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Tens of thousands of children at 802 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are breathing toxic air that risks causing lifelong health problems.

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  • State of Child Health Report 2017

    Date: 7th February 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    New 'State of Child Health' report, published on 26 January by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health shows huge gap between rich and poor.

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  • UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics visits UK including Scotland

    Date: 7th February 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    UN expert Baskut Tuncak visited the UK, including Scotland, from the 17th - 31st January to assess the human rights record in relation to the life cycle of hazardous substances and waste. Mr Tuncak's Scotland visit focused on air pollution and its impact on children.

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  • Being Human: A human rights based approach to health and social care

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Alliance has published a revised and updated Being Human Think Piece, which seeks to contribute to the continuing conversation on human rights in Scotland, and particularly how they apply to health and social care and people who are disabled and living with long term conditions.

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  • UK Government blocks Labour bid to make sex education compulsory

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Conservative MPs have blocked an attempt by the Labour Party to introduce compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools. Compulsory and quality SRE is one of the recommendations made by Together in the Scottish context in its 2016 State of Children's Rights report.

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  • SNP urged to make sex education compulsory

    Date: 10th January 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The government is under growing pressure to make sex education compulsory in Catholic schools amid growing alarm about the impact that online pornography and "sexting" is having on children in Scotland.

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  • Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation – increasing the number of successful donations

    Date: 10th January 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    This consultation seeks views on ways in which the number of organ and tissue donors in Scotland can be increased.

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  • Smoking in cars with children becomes an offence in Scotland

    Date: 13th December 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 came into force on 5th December. It was introduced to give extra protection for children and young people from the harm caused by second-hand smoke.

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  • Trends in Substance Use Among Children

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Children affected by substance misuse, Basic Health and Welfare

    Scotland's Chief Statistician has recently released results from The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2015, providing information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among Scotland's secondary school children.

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  • The impact of air pollution on children worldwide

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Some 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic - six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines - that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, according to a new UNICEF report.

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  • New National Health and Social Care Standards

    Date: 1st November 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Following on from the consultation of the National Care Standards in 2014, the next phase of the National Care Standards Review is to develop a set of Standards linked to the overarching Principles which were approved by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport in February 2016.

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  • Scotland's Oral Health Plan

    Date: 20th September 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's proposals to reduce health inequalities, shift dental services to a more preventative approach - initially for children, and to meet the challenges of an ageing population.

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  • UK Government ‘childhood obesity strategy’ published

    Date: 24th August 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has recently expressed concern over the high prevalence of obesity among children in many parts of the UK - including Scotland - and yet the newly published childhood obesity strategy has been widely criticised for being ineffective.

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