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  • First Minster announces plan to incorporate UNCRC within next 2 years

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Incorporation, General principles, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has committed to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law within the next two years. In her keynote speech to the SNP conference, the First Minister said:

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  • CRC30 Guidance booklet from UNICEF

    Date: 25th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    In honour of the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC, UNICEF has distributed a resource guide to support UNICEF offices to plan, prepare and launch a national CRC30 strategies including national advocacy and summits for children and public engagement. The guidance also helps support anniversary activities by adopting the UNCRC message to a local context.

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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission publishes report on Business and Human Rights National Action Plans

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Scotland is currently drafting a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. To inform this work, a comparative review of National Action Plans around the world has been published in a report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

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  • Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - An Action Plan 2018-2021: Consultation Analysis

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    In July 2018, the Scottish Government opened a public consultation on its draft Action Plan for Progressing Children’s Rights in Scotland between 2018 and 2021.

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  • Scottish Government have updated their Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Child rights impact assessments, Child rights indicators, Incorporation, General measures of implementation, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    After a period of evaluation, Scottish Government has updated its Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA).

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the child supports various initiatives of its partners to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention.

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The Committee on the Rights of the Child continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC. The Committee is collaborating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and organizing a series of activities throughout 2019 that aim to encourage States parties to renew their commitment to the Convention by putting children’s rights at the forefront of national agendas.

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  • Consultation: Children’s Services Planning: Provision of Statutory Guidance

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General measures of implementation

    Date: 25 March to 17 June 2019. The Scottish Government is holding a formal consultation on the continued effectiveness of statutory guidance provided to Community Planning Partnerships in support of Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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  • 2018 ROCK Conference report now available

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The report from the 2018 Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Conference is now available online. 

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  • Together writes to Minister to call for action on incorporation

    Date: 22nd March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    Together has written to Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd to reiterate the call for the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within the current parliamentary term. Supported by leading children’s organisations across Scotland, the letter calls on the Scottish Government to present a bill to the Scottish Parliament by November 2019. This would mark Scotland’s commitment to the 30th anniversary year of the UNCRC and would ensure the bill is passed before 2021. 

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  • Research Publication: Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, General measures of implementation

    The University of Dundee has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake this literature review to provide insight into the impact of transitions and the factors that support or hinder a successful transition from primary to secondary school.

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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  • Together responds to consultation on Trauma Training Plan

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Training, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Together has responded to a joint consultation by NHS Education Scotland and the Scottish Government on a new Trauma-informed Training Plan.

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  • Together’s Director presents to Cross Party Group about raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Special protection measures, Age of criminal responsibility

    Together’s Director spoke at a recent meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People. The meeting on 6th February 2019 was convened to discuss the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill. The Bill currently proposes raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 8 years old (the lowest in Europe) to 12.

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  • Briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    Associate Professor at Swansea University, Dr Simon Hoffman, and member of Together's Incorporation Advisory Group, has published three briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales. Dr. Hoffman contends that human rights have been agreed by the community of nations, the United Nations, as basic entitlements which should be available to everyone. This sets the tone for the first briefing, Incorporation of International Human Rights, which discusses how human rights may be incorporated, and demonstrated and why this should be the objective in Wales.

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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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  • Brexit: Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launch report

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launched its report last week. The report sets out Panel members’ views and priorities around Brexit, including recommendations for decision-makers.

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  • UNHCR Report: Remove child migrants from detention centres

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The UNHCR published a new report urging authorities to end detention of children for immigration purposes, integrate children in their national systems, and provide them with the guardianship systems.

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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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  • 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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  • The 80th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    Between 18th January and 1st February, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child held its 80th session.

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