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  • Scotland’s minority groups and children face inequalities in housing, health and employment

    Date: 23rd August 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    According to a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), people from ethnic minorities in Scotland are four times more likely than the general population to live in overcrowded accommodation, and twice as likely to be poor and out of work.

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  • The Right Approach: Scotland Charter for Tobacco-free Generation

    Date: 9th August 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    ASH Scotland has developed this initiative to help deliver a Tobacco-free Generation by 2034. Together is pleased to have signed up to support this rights-focused Charter.

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  • Children and Young People's Profile 2016 - Stakeholder Consultation Survey

    Date: 27th July 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    ScotPHO are conducting a review of the Children and Young People's Profile produced in 2010. The revised profile is intended to provide a balanced set of indicators relating to the health, wellbeing and broader social determinants of health for children and young people.

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  • Living at the Sharp End – CAB clients in crisis

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

    This report, 'Living at the Sharp End: CAB clients in crisis', looks in detail at the causes of gaps in income, particularly with regards to the benefits system; the impact of gaps in income on CAB clients; and the adequacy of existing crisis assistance provided by statutory agencies.

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  • New CRWIA published in Part 1 draft guidance

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

    Scottish Government have published a draft CRWIA in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act Part 1 draft guidance.

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  • Redesigning Health Information for Parents (ReHIP) - Gathering parent perspectives

    Date: 30th March 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services

    NHS Health Scotland is undertaking a project to improve the information it provides to parents and carers. As part of this project they are seeking the views of parents and carers on some of the resources available during pregnancy and the toddler years.

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  • Last day of Human Rights Council 31st session - Resolution on the rights of the child adopted

    Date: 29th March 2016
    Category: Best interests of the child, Basic Health and Welfare

    The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution on children's rights in relation to information technology.

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  • Court of Appeal rules that ‘Bedroom Tax’ is unlawful

    Date: 27th January 2016
    Category: Non-discrimination, Basic Health and Welfare

    On 27th January 2016 the UK Court of Appeal ruled that the 'bedroom tax' was unlawful and discriminatory in two specific cases regarding victims of domestic violence and disabled children.

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  • Cost of the School Holidays report

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Cost of the School Holidays study was designed to inform a Glasgow Life feasibility study exploring ways in which holiday provision could better meet the needs of families living in poverty and ensure uptake by children and young people from low income households.

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  • Children’s rights must be at the heart of the Paris climate agreement

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: General measures of implementation, Right to life, survival and development, Basic Health and Welfare

    Climate-related disaster and changing weather patterns increase the risk of malnutrition, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, and water and food-borne diarrhoea. According to the World Health Organisation, children suffer a much greater burden of these climate-related diseases than adults. Yet despite rhetoric about protecting our planet for future generations, children and their rights have been largely absent from COP21 negotiations.

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  • Vision 2016: Securing better health for Scotland's infants, children and young people

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Mental health, Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    RCPCH Scotland has published its 2016 vision for child health in Scotland. It envisions Scotland being one of the healthiest places in the world to grow up, with equal access to resources and communities that value both physical and mental wellbeing.

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  • Creating a Healthier Scotland

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Social security and childcare, Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Scottish Government is inviting views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years and the steps that should be taken to make this vision a reality. From August 2015 to April 2016 they will hold a national conversation on health and health and social care services in Scotland.

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  • Call for submissions from OHCHR

    Date: 13th October 2015
    Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children, Children in situations of exploitation, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is organising several consultations and calls for submissions, namely a consultation on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents, reports on ITCs and child sexual exploitation, investment in the rights of the child and information requested on the dissemination of a child mortality report.

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  • Report on the coordination and cooperation of integrated child protection systems

    Date: 18th August 2015
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect, Basic Health and Welfare

    The 9th European Forum on the Rights of the Child took place in June 2015 and aimed to foster the exchange of good practices, to facilitate connections at inter-sectoral and inter-agency level (both nationally and transnationally), and to promote more effective cooperation and coordination in integrated child protection systems. A report of the Forum is now available.

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  • Consultation on the Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy

    Date: 21st July 2015
    Category: Parental responsibilities, Parental guidance, Basic Health and Welfare

    This consultation seeks views on a range of actions in relation to the development of a Strategy focused on pregnancy and parenthood amongst young people.

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  • Growing Up in Scotland turns 10

    Date: 7th July 2015
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Since 2005, Growing Up in Scotland have been following 'Birth Cohort 1' for 10 years. Almost 50,000 interviews have taken place and 28 research reports have been published using Growing Up in Scotland data.

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  • Two new child rights briefings from SCCYP

    Date: 9th December 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) has produced two new briefings on the connection between austerity measures and violations of children's rights and on exploring the issues of fracking from a children's rights perspective.

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  • New report on family & school influences on children’s well-being

    Date: 18th June 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    A new report from Growing Up in Scotland explores family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being at age 7.

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  • Together responds to assisted suicide consultation

    Date: 6th June 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Together has responded to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee's call for views on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Together responds to Children in Performances consultation

    Date: 5th June 2014
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare

    Together has responded to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to update the arrangements in place for children involved in performances in Scotland.

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