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  • Call for interactive session proposals

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    YouthLink is looking for interactive session proposals for their annual conference on Young People's Participation which will take place this year on Universal Children's Day, 20th November.

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  • Resources from Young People’s Rights Review now available

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Videos and other resources are now available from Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) Young People's Rights Review which was held in April this year in order to ensure young people's voices are at the heart of the Scottish Government's Children and Young People Right's Action Plan.

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  • The ‘Europe Kids Want’ survey

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    This online survey is designed to capture the views of children and young people on the future of Europe and proves an opportunity for children to have their voices heard by the leaders of the European Union.

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  • Actions from second annual Cabinet Meeting with Children and Young People published

    Date: 23rd May 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Scottish Government has published the set of actions that it will take forward following the second annual Cabinet Meeting with Children and Young People.

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  • Report published on young people’s views of the Concluding Observations

    Date: 23rd May 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    A new report by Article 12 highlights the views, opinions and recommendations of young people following research which was undertaken with children and young people on the UN Committee.

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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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  • Children and Young People's Commissioner launches revised Strategic Plan

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland has published his new Strategic Plan, which outlines the steps he and his office will take in the next two years to champion the rights of children and young people in Scotland.

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  • Council of Europe plan to involve children and young people in reviewing their work

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A toolkit has been developed by Eurochild, with support from the Council of Europe, to encourage consultation with children and young people for the mid-term Review of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child.

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  • Brexit: Children & Young People's Participation

    Date: 16th April 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Respect for the views of the child

    Discussions around Brexit tend to overlook the impact it will have on children and young people and few attempts have been made to reach out to them and hear their views. However, several projects and proposals highlight positive steps being taken in Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. These examples go beyond surveys and establish more active, face-to-face and ongoing engagement with children and young people.

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  • New report argues for no minimum voting age

    Date: 29th March 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A new report by CRIN exploring which key child's rights issues could contribute to a 'rights-respecting' world sets out a wide-range of arguments on why children should be given the right to vote.

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  • Annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people takes place

    Date: 28th March 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The second annual Cabinet Meeting with children and young people has taken place between Scottish Government Ministers and representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children's Parliament.

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  • Report published on progress achieved on agreed actions from Cabinet meeting

    Date: 27th February 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Scottish Government has published a report that details progress that has been made on the action agreed at last year's Cabinet Meeting with children and young people from Scottish Youth Parliament and Children's Parliament.

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  • Report published on participation of children and young people in Scotland

    Date: 27th February 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A report, commissioned by the Scottish Government, which aims to explore the impact of children and people's participation on national and local policy making in Scotland has been published by Children in Scotland.

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  • A model of engagement with children, young people and planners in the development of children’s services plans

    Date: 12th December 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Children and young people have a right to take part in and influence how adults plan and run services for them in the areas where they live and learn. Edinburgh Children's Partnership have developed a model for engagement.

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  • Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

    Date: 17th November 2017
    Category: Non-discrimination, Best interests of the child, Respect for the views of the child

    Scottish Government are seeking views on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 with regards to transgender people applying for legal recognition of their acquired gender.

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  • Consultation for Scottish Youth Parliament’s 64th National Sitting

    Date: 17th October 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are seeking the views of young people on specific political topics that Members of Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) will then share during workshops at their 64th National Sitting.

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  • New research on child participation in research, policy and practice

    Date: 16th October 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    "Promoting Children's Participation in Research, Policy and Practice" from Loughborough University explores how dialogue and engagement with children and young people has led to improvements in the way they are treated and understood.

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  • Campaign to lower voting age to 16 in Northern Ireland

    Date: 2nd October 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A renewed campaign to lower the voting age to 16 in Northern Ireland cites encouragement and inspiration by young people's engagement in both the Scottish Referendum and the most recent General Election.

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  • Join the Pregnancy and Parenthood Project

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Young Scot are looking for young people across Scotland who have experience of pregnancy and parenthood to take part in an exciting new digital project.

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  • Police Scotland engagement with young people

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Respect for the views of the child

    Police Scotland want to canvas young people under the age of 18 years to identify what impact the implementation of the Code of Practice for Stop and Search has had on them.

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