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  • HRC40 resolutions tabled: Rights of the Child, HRDs and 30th anniversary of the UNCRC

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Child Rights Connect has been following three resolutions at the Human Rights Council that were tabled on 14th March 2019 on empowering children with disabilities, recognising children as environmental human rights defenders and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the UNCRC.

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  • Consultation: Disability Assistance in Scotland

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Children with disabilities

    Closing Date: 28th May 2019. From April 2020 the Scottish Government will take full responsibility for all remaining devolved entitlements to disability assistance, with replacement disability payments to start their introduction from summer 2020.

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  • The 'Keys to Life' Learning Disability Strategy update

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Keys to Life framework update has been launched by the Scottish Government and COSLA. The 2015 Keys to Life in its original form focused on improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities, specifically around health outcomes. The latest update of the Keys to Life identifies what will be done to support people throughout their whole life journey. The framework was created in partnership with the Scottish Commission on Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory.

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  • 2019 Annual Resolution on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Education, including vocational education, Additional support for learning, Children with disabilities

    Child Rights Connect has launched a call for inputs to the draft of the 2019 Annual Resolution on the Rights of the Child on "empowerment of children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their rights, including through inclusive education".

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  • Supporting disabled children, young people and their families

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Children with disabilities

    Scottish Government are looking for views on a new resource which provides information on a range of topics for disabled children and young people and their families.

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  • Learning Difficulties Research – Have your say

    Date: 25th April 2018
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The second phase of a Scotland-wide project has launched to find out what research into learning difficulties in children and young people should be prioritised.

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  • Establishing a statutory Appropriate Adult service in Scotland

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Children with disabilities

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on plans to place Appropriate Adult services, which aims to provide support to vulnerable people who come into contact with the justice system, on a statutory footing.

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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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  • UN condemnation for UK human rights record

    Date: 4th September 2017
    Category: General principles, Children with disabilities

    The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has released damning Concluding Observations on the UK.

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  • Research Priorities for Learning Difficulties

    Date: 31st May 2017
    Category: Children with disabilities

    A new project - Research Priorities for Learning Difficulties - has been launched during Learning Difficulties Week 2017. The project aims to identify the top 10 research priorities for learning difficulties amongst children and young people.

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  • Hundreds of 'restraint injuries' at special schools

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Right to life, survival and development, Restraint, Children with disabilities, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Hundreds of children have been injured while being physically restrained in special schools, according to figures obtained by Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to Local Authorities. The figures revealed at least 731 injuries in the past three years.

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  • New reports submitted to UN on disability rights in Scotland

    Date: 6th March 2017
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission has submitted two reports to the United Nations Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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  • UNCRPD Shadow Scottish report finds that austerity measures are breaching disabled people’s human rights

    Date: 20th February 2017
    Category: Children with disabilities

    A new report has found that austerity measures, a lack of accessible housing and information and a lack of independent advocacy services are having a major impact on implementation of disabled people's rights.

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  • #IncludED in the Main?! What next?

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Children with disabilities

    More than 800 young people who have learning disabilities, parents, and teachers tell us about life at school for young people who have learning disabilities.

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  • #IncludED in the Main?!

    Date: 13th December 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    Enable Scotland have published the findings from its large Scotland-wide survey on the 22 steps on the journey to inclusion for every pupil who has a learning disability.

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  • A fairer Scotland for disabled people

    Date: 13th December 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People has been published, outlining the Scottish Government's Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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  • UN report finds grave violations of disabled people's rights

    Date: 29th November 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has noted with concern the findings of an inquiry by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into the impact of welfare policy on disabled people's human rights.

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  • Scrutiny of the draft Scottish budget 2017/18 – Universities and disabilities

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) has decided to look at the issue of widening access to university in Scotland for disabled people and BSL users and has made a call to evidence.

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  • Getting It Right From the Start: improving early years support for deaf children in Scotland

    Date: 4th October 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The National Deaf Children's Society have launched their new campaign report outlining the key issues for deaf children and their families in the early years, the gaps that still exist around support and recommendations for improvement.

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  • Questionnaire on the provision of support to persons with disabilities

    Date: 4th October 2016
    Category: Children with disabilities

    The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study, to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2017, on the provision of support to persons with disabilities.

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