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  • Consultation: Draft Age Appropriate Design Code

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Best interests of the child

    The Information Commissioner has launched a draft of the Age Appropriate Design Code for consultation. The Commissioner has dubbed the code as “a new deal between children and the tech sector.

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  • respectme launch stage three of the #ChooseRespect Campaign

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Bullying, Non-discrimination, Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child, Right to life, survival and development, Refugee and asylum seeking children

    respectme have launched stage three of the Choose Respect anti-bullying campaign which focuses on the theme of ‘Building Empathy’.

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  • Together submits shadow report to UN Committee against Torture

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Restraint, Looked after children, Protection from abuse or neglect, Right to life, survival and development, Best interests of the child, UN Convention Against Torture

    Together has submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee against Torture for consideration as part of its 2019 review of the UK. This report highlights key concerns expressed by our members, and suggests recommendations the UN Committee could make to address these. 

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  • Call for submissions: Young Human Rights Defenders to spotlight Amnesty’s Write for Rights 2019 campaign

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Protection of privacy, Restraint

    Closing date: 14th April 2019. This year, for the 30th anniversary of the CRC, Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign will be focused on young human rights defenders (aged 25 and under) and they are looking for 10 amazing young people defending human rights to spotlight the campaign.

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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Equal protection from violence

    A new report reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. The State of Children’s Rights in 2018 report includes new data gathered using Freedom of Information requests which highlights issues such as: housing and accommodation, increasing violence against children, and the increased use of spit hoods by police. 

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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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  • UN General Assembly: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of woman human rights defenders” includes references to the challenges faced by children rights defenders.

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence

    The latest report of the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, reports on the situation of human rights defenders in which he reviews the situation of women human rights defenders making comparisons to children’s rights defenders.

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  • Second annual First Minsters Question Time (FMQT) Next Generation is back this April

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

    Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019. FMQT Next Generation is giving children and young people another opportunity to question the First Minister in person, or submit questions, ensuring that the voices of children and young people are heard in Scottish politics.

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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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  • Call for Member's Views: Committee against Torture Review of the UK 2019

    Date: 4th February 2019
    Category: UN Convention Against Torture, Protection from abuse or neglect, Equal protection from violence, Restraint, Domestic abuse

    Together will be submitting a shadow report as part of the UN Committee against Torture 2019 Review of the UK. We want to hear from our members about their key concerns so these can be reflected in the report. 

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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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  • Consultation - Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Closing date: 25th January 2019

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  • Implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    A new article by Dr Louise Hill at Celcis presents international evidence supporting the proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill and calls for regular public awareness campaigns to promote positive parenting and non-violent forms of discipline to ensure children’s equal right to human dignity and physical integrity is respected.

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  • Consultation on Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Closing date: 25th January 2019

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  • John Finnie MSP introduces Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Protection from abuse or neglect, Parental responsibilities

    On Friday 6th September 2018, John Finnie, MSP, announced that the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill has been lodged and published in Scottish Parliament.

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  • A familiar face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

    Date: 17th November 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    About three-quarters of the world's children aged two to four years old experience physical or verbal violence, or both, by their caregivers at home, according to a new UNICEF report.

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  • Scotland to introduce equal protection for children

    Date: 29th October 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Scotland is expected to become the first UK nation to introduce equal protection for children after John Finnie MSPs' Bill received the backing of Scottish Government.

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  • Equal Protection from assault, public consultation open

    Date: 16th May 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    John Finnie MSP has launched a consultation on a proposed Bill on Equal Protection for children and young people.

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  • Equal Protection from assault

    Date: 16th May 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    John Finnie MSP has launched a consultation on a proposed Bill on Equal Protection for children and young people. The Bill aims to remove the legal defence of "justifiable assault", bringing Scotland in line with UNCRC recommendations and with most other European countries.

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  • Commissioner renews call for equal protection

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Tam Baillie has renewed calls for the Scottish Government to bring an end to legislation allowing a defence of justifiable assault against children.

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