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  • Together co-signs statement for the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Child Rights Connect had prepared a statement to be presented on 28th February at the Human Rights Council’s interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, on human rights defenders.

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  • Brexit: Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A joint letter from the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland was sent to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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  • Consultation: Protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse

    Date: 26th February 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Domestic abuse, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The consultation seeks views on proposals to create new protective orders that could be used to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes and on also seeks views on whether changes are needed to the current system of exclusion orders which allow a victim of domestic abuse to apply to suspend the right of their partner to live in the family home.

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  • Jersey politicians vote to outlaw smacking children

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect, Parental guidance, General measures of implementation, Best interests of the child

    The States of Jersey has voted to repeal a section of a law which allowed smacking by a parent if it was deemed "reasonable" making it illegal.

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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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  • Together responds to Equal Protection Consultation

    Date: 29th January 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Mental health

    Together has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee consultation on the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Together welcomes announcement that the UN General Assembly’s 2019 rights resolution will focus on children without parental care

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The UN General Assembly has announced it has selected ‘children without parental care’ as the theme for the 2019 ‘Rights of the Child’ resolution. Together welcomes this announcement, having been part of the global coalition of NGOs who called for UN Member States to adopt this resolution.  

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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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  • Survey - Supporting Families: Review of Part 12 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Policies & procedures, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    CELCIS is inviting organisations and Local Authorities to complete their survey which aims to understand what can help parents when there is a possibility that a child may become ‘looked after’ (or taken into care) by the local authority.

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  • Countdown to Care Experienced Week 2018!

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Looked after children, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Who Cares? Scotland is inviting individuals and organisations to celebrate and participate in their new Care Experienced Week from the 22nd to 28th October.

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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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  • #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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  • NSPCC Scotland Parent’s Survey

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    NSPCC Scotland is carrying out a survey to find out more about the needs of families and how the organisation can best support them.

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  • Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

    Date: 23rd May 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Respect for the views of the child

    Views are being sought to inform the review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 which will seek to place children and young people at the centre of family court cases.

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  • Domestic abuse and inequality

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect

    This seminar looks at current dimensions of women's inequality and links them up with constraints on women's and children's space for action.

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  • Equally Safe Delivery Plan published

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Scottish Government have published a Delivery Plan to support Equally Safe, Scotland's Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls, which was published in 2014 and updated in 2016.

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  • Scottish Childminding Association launches new campaign to safeguard future of childminding

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Social security and childcare

    The Scottish Childminding Association has launched a new Pledge site, entitled 'SOSChildminding: Save Our Services', in order to protect professional childminding in Scotland.

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  • Scottish Childminding Association launches new campaign to safeguard future of childminding (1)

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Social security and childcare

    The Scottish Childminding Association has launched a new Pledge site, entitled 'SOSChildminding: Save Our Services', in order to protect professional childminding in Scotland.

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  • Contact for Families with Disabled Children launches new brand

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Parental guidance, Children with disabilities

    'Contact a Family' will now be known as 'Contact for Families with Disabled Children' after they recently launched their new branding, including a new name and website, in order to develop a clearer and more accessible look.

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  • Scottish Childminding Association launches new campaign to safeguard future of childminding (2)

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Social security and childcare

    The Scottish Childminding Association has launched a new Pledge site, entitled 'SOSChildminding: Save Our Services', in order to protect professional childminding in Scotland.

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