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  • Power Up/Power Down

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Power Up/Power Down is a participative project that helps children and young people with lived experience of domestic abuse explore the processes and decisions involved in court-ordered contact.

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  • Urgent investment is needed to secure long term future for legal aid in Scotland

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Law Society of Scotland has called for increased investment, less bureaucracy and better use of technology to ensure the long-term sustainability of legal aid.

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  • Improvement Needed to Keep Children at Heart of Hearings System

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Improvements are needed to ensure that children remain at the heart of the system designed to protect them.

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  • Young people in Scotland vote for participation

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A social media poll run by IDEAS and partners as part of its Young Citizen Advocates initiative in the run-up to 2018's Year of Young People has so far shown a clear desire by young people to have greater influence over political decisions that affect their lives.

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  • Revised Religious Observance guidance for schools falls short of UN recommendation

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Together has concerns that the revised guidance still falls short of fulfilling the recommendation from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Emoji card pilot to help children have their say

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A new way for children and young people to engage during Children's Hearings is being trialled in two areas of central Scotland from April. Emoji cards will be available as an aid to help children and young people express themselves more fully during Children's Hearing's in Falkirk and Livingston.

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  • Child Participation Strategy endorsed

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    For the first time, children and young people facilitated discussions at the Eurochild Members' Day to gather views on the Child Participation Strategy, which was formally endorsed the following day at the General Assembly in Brussels.

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  • Motion approved to appoint Bruce Adamson as next childrens Commissioner

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Bruce Adamson, currently legal officer at the Scottish Human Rights Commission, has been appointed as the next Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland.

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  • Children and young people’s voices in the Scottish Planning System

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    In 2015, Ministers commissioned an independent panel to undertake a review of the planning system. This consultation proposes increased engagement with children and young people.

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  • First Scottish Cabinet meeting with children and young people

    Date: 6th March 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    On 28th February 2017, children and young people met with the full Scottish Cabinet in Bute House to discuss the issues that affect them. The historic meeting was the first of its kind and the aim is for this to become an annual event in the Scottish political calendar. The children and young people participated through the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, and the preparations for the meeting were supported by Together.

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  • Take a Stand, Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2017

    Date: 6th March 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Young people across Scotland are campaigning for votes to become MSYPs as the voting officially opens for the 2017 SYP Elections.

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  • Views on Internet Safety

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Scottish Government would like to hear the views of young people with something to say about the internet in working to create an internet safety action plan for children and young people in Scotland.

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  • Here to stay?

    Date: 13th December 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Here to stay? is a research project about the lives of young people from Eastern European countries who live in the UK. In the context of Brexit, the researchers are particularly interested in evidence on young people's views and exploring issues of identity, belonging and citizenship, and the future.

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  • UK Parliament refuses to consider calls to lower voting age

    Date: 29th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The UK Parliament has refused to consider calls to lower the voting age to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in general elections.

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  • No new power for police stop-and-searches for alcohol

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Protection of privacy

    The Scottish Government has decided against the creation of new stop-and-search powers for police which would allow them to search young people for alcohol.

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  • Humanists and Scottish Government agree to ‘hit pause button’ on court challenge

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly

    Humanist Society Scotland has agreed with the Scottish Government to pause its current legal challenge regarding the rights of young people to opt out of religious observance in schools.

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  • Police Scotland launches four-year approach to working with children and young people

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Five new priorities which will define the policing approach to keeping Scotland's one million young people and children safe have been announced.

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  • Catch-EyoU - Survey for Young People on the EU and Brexit

    Date: 15th November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Young people are being invited to take part in a research study on citizenship and Europe entitled Catch-EyoU being conducted by the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics.

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  • U-Report – hearing from children and young people

    Date: 1st November 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    U-Report is an anonymous messaging service that allows children to speak out on issues that matter. New questions are sent out every week, to which live results on what children around the country are thinking on that topic.

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  • Call for MSYP candidates - #Stand4SYP

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The next Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections will be in March 2017, and the call for candidates is now open.

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