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  • Barriers to the Children’s Hearing System for ethnic minority children

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Non-discrimination, Respect for the views of the child

    SCRA is carrying out research on the barriers which might prevent children, young people and families from ethnic minorities from reaching out to professionals, and/or from getting the help they need when they do, including statutory interventions through the Children's Hearings System.

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  • ‘Action For Change’: Girl-led advocacy network piloted in Edinburgh

    Date: 23rd August 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A project led by Girlguiding Scotland will be piloted in a weekend of workshops for 13-18 year-old girls who will learn to effectively use digital communications, influence decision makers and engage with the media to push for change.

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  • Eurochild conference Declaration delivered by young people

    Date: 12th July 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child

    From July 5-7th 2016, the children's rights community in Europe gathered in Brussels to answer the question "Why Europe needs to invest in children". From this conference, children and young people have published a declaration entitled "Doers should start speaking, speakers should start doing".

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  • Article 12 included in Scottish Planning System recommendations

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

    The Scottish Government released their independent review of the Scottish Planning system this week. In it, recommendation 48 is to introduce a statutory duty to consult children and young people in the preparation of Local Development Plans and explicitly mentions article 12.

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  • Lead the Way manifesto

    Date: 14th March 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    On 12th March 2016, the Scottish Youth Parliament Launched Lead the Way at their 59th National Sitting in Galashiels. The Manifesto has received 72,744 consultation responses from young people all over Scotland, and provides the Scottish Youth Parliament with an incredible mandate to represent the views of young people.

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  • Manifesto Maze launch

    Date: 2nd March 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    CYPCS's new 'Manifesto Maze' was launched last week which outlines some of the barriers children and young people come up against when trying to exercise their rights.

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  • Children demand dialogue with EU officials & better processes for participation

    Date: 23rd November 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    On 18 and 19 November, Eurochild welcomed children from across Europe to Brussels to talk with Members of the European Parliament and European Commission officials about their involvement in decision-making processes.

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  • Children and Young People's Act (Complaints)

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Scottish Government is consulting on the provisions contained within the Children and Young People's Act (2014) relating to complaints relating to the named person and the child's plan. This is particular to Parts 4 and Part 5 of the Act. The consultation paper sets out two options for consideration for the management of complaints relating to Parts 4 and/or 5 of the Act.

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  • The Year of Young People 2018!

    Date: 10th September 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    To start the journey towards Scotland's Year of Young People in 2018 which will celebrate Scotland's children and young people locally, nationally and globally, preparations are taking place and are being led by young people.

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  • #TellTheUN – Together’s new blog post by Jordan Linden MSYP

    Date: 1st September 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Awareness-raising

    Jordan Linden is the recently elected Chair for the Scottish Youth Parliament. In this new blog post for Together, he outlines why and how children and young people can #TelltheUN through Twitter about their experiences of living and growing up in Scotland. In doing so, Ms. Amal Aldoseri, a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, can see exactly where children's rights are and are not being fulfilled in Scotland.

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  • Life in Scotland – Have YOUR Say!

    Date: 18th August 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    A special Glow TV event will be taking place on 3rd September, as UN Committee member Amal Aldoseri visits Scotland to find out more about children's rights in Scotland. What do the children you teach think about life in Scotland?

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  • Lack of awareness of UNCRC amongst minority ethnic children, says roshni

    Date: 21st July 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Non-discrimination, Awareness-raising

    Findings from a research project seeking the views of minority ethnic children and young people have been published in a Children's Rights Report, which contains a number of recommendations including for more work to be done to raise awareness and understanding of the UNCRC and the Children's Commissioner.

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  • Lead the Way: the Scottish Youth Parliament's manifesto consultation 2016-2021

    Date: 21st July 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a consultation entitled 'Lead the Way' which seeks to gather the views of thousands of young people across Scotland to develop a 2016 - 2021 Youth Manifesto.

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  • Children’s Parliament: Annual Sitting 2015

    Date: 7th July 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    In 2015, Children's Parliament held its first annual National Sitting, bringing together 75 Members of Children's Parliament (MCPs), 12 Youth Ambassadors and 75 professionals from Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS, Police Scotland and other public bodies, schools and universities and third sector organisations.

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  • New legal rights resources for children, young people and young mothers

    Date: 7th July 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Parental guidance

    The Scottish Law Centre has recently published 'Helping Hands', a resource for children and young people to express their views with regards to contact, and 'Pre to 3', a guide for young mothers on their legal rights.

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  • Together we can fix it: A consultation with children about their right to complain

    Date: 23rd June 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People has been given new powers to investigate complaints from individual children and young people. These new powers are likely to come into force in April 2016.

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  • Five Rights Issues for Professional Youth Footballers

    Date: 10th June 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child, Recreation, play and cultural activities

    The rights of talented young footballers aren't always considered when they sign with a professional club, according to a new report from Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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  • Planning Aid Scotland launches set of new guidance material: Recognition of unique Gypsy/Traveller culture

    Date: 3rd June 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Non-discrimination

    During March 2014-March 2015, PAS has been working on a Gypsy/Travellers planning awareness project funded by the Equality, Human Rights and Third Sector Division of the Scottish Government.

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  • Examination of research on children’s views on their rights: call for evidence

    Date: 3rd March 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The European Children's Rights Unit at the University of Liverpool is gathering research on children's views on their rights to feed into the new Children's Rights Strategy of the Council of Europe.

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  • Scoping Study on proposed ‘centre for excellence for a child’s wellbeing in Scotland’

    Date: 19th February 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    A review is being undertaken by Romy Langeland on behalf of the Scottish Government to explore what a theoretical 'centre for excellence for a child's wellbeing' might look like.

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