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  • Report - Independent Inquiry into the Children’s Hearing System

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law
    Author: Action for Children

    The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) and Action for Children have published a report about their independent inquiry into the Children's Hearings System (CHS) in Scotland.  

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  • Rights, respect and recovery: Scotland's strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published its strategy to improve health by reducing alcohol and drug use in order to prevent harm and related deaths. 

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  • Resource - Domestic abuse Statistics 2017/18 in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Domestic Abuse
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published statistics for 2017/18 on domestic abuse in Scotland. Figures reveal that the police recorded there were 243 victims and 116 young people accused of domestic abuse who were under 16-years-old in Scotland in 2017/18.  

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  • Report - Prosecution of young people in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Age of criminal responsibility
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has produced a thematic report reviewing the effectiveness of Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's (COPFS) processes and procedures for prosecuting offenders up to the age of 18.  

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  • Action Plan – Ending Homelessness in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published an action plan proposing the steps it will take to end homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.  

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  • Database – Children’s Rights & Business Atlas

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Awareness-raising, Child rights impact assessments
    Author: UNICEF

    UNICEF has launched a new digital platform in partnership with the Global Child Forum which aims to help businesses assess the impacts of their work on the lives of children and provide guidance on how to integrate children’s rights into company practices and procedures.  

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  • Research Briefing - Look who’s talking: Using creative, playful arts-based methods with young children

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have published a research briefing on their work exploring the use of creative, playful arts-based methods in research with young children.  

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  • Report - ‘It’s time for something new’ A Consultation on School Food and Drink

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Education, including vocational education
    Author: Children's Parliament

    As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland), Children’s Parliament facilitated workshops with children and young people in order to explore their views on and experiences of the food and drinks provided in school.  In addition to the workshops, an online survey about school food was facilitated with a further 201 children and young people between P4 and S6 from six of the schools.  

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  • Report - Equally Safe: Year One Update

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published the first annual progress report for Equally Safe, its strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

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  • Alcohol Framework 2018: Scotland

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Children affected by substance misuse
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published an updated framework on preventing harmful alcohol use which aims to put the voices of children and young people at the heart of the development of preventative measures on alcohol use. As the latest figures reveal, Scotland has high rates of alcohol-related harm in international terms, as does the UK. In 2016, total alcohol consumption in the UK was more than 16% above the European regional average (WHO, 2018).

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  • Report - The Impact of Community-based Universal Youth Work in Scotland

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Best interests of the child
    Author: Youthlink Scotland

    YouthLink Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Plymouth MARJON University have published a research report exploring The Impact of Community-based Universal Youth Work in Scotland. The research sought to explore the impact of community-based universal youth work in Scotland and how such impact has been achieved.

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  • Report - Their Fight, Our Future: Children and young people around the world share their view on children in armed forces

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Armed conflict, Children in situations of exploitation, Protection from abuse or neglect
    Author: World Vision UK

    World Vision have published a new report which highlights the views and perspectives of children and young people about children in armed forces and groups.

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  • Resource - Shaping urbanization for children: A handbook on child-responsive urban planning

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child
    Author: UNICEF

    UNICEF has published a free handbook which aims to demonstrate what can be achieved through “child-responsive, area-based and community-led planning” and includes a ‘Children’s Rights and Urban Planning Principles’ checklist.

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  • New child-friendly resources about the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR) available

    Date: 21st November 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Civil Rights and Freedoms
    Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Child-friendly, illustrated versions of thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been published in the latest research guide for children and young people created by the OHCHR Library. The guide is available in plain English as well as the illustrated version and includes a child-friendly glossary of complex legal terms.

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  • Minimum age and social rights: Balancing child protection and participation

    Date: 21st November 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms
    Author:

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a new set of findings on the differences in legal minimum ages across Europe covering social rights, education, employment and finance, alternative care and mobility.

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  • Curriculum Inclusion: LGBT Mapping Across Curriculum for Excellence

    Date: 21st November 2018
    Category: Education, including vocational education
    Author: LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT Youth Scotland has launched a guide which provides including LGBT voices and identities across all areas of the curriculum.

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  • Police Scotland launch new online webpages for young people to promote safe communication with the Police

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Policies & procedures, Access to appropriate information
    Author: Police Scotland

    Police Scotland has launched a new Facebook channel designed for young people in Scotland which aims to promote children’s rights by providing young people with access to educational resources and a space to communicate with the Police.

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  • Families Outside Impact Report 2017/18

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Families Outside

    Families Outside has published their Impact Report which gives an overview of their activities across Scotland from 2017 – 2018. Families Outside is a national organisation that works exclusively on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. Their aim is “to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and disadvantage”.

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  • Report - Inspection of custody centres across Scotland

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Policies & procedures, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Age of criminal responsibility, Children in conflict with the law
    Author:

    HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland has published a report on police custody that includes recommendations on safeguarding measure related to children and young people. The report outlines the assessments made during inspections of 17 custody centres about the treatment of and conditions for those detained in police custody centres across Scotland.

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  • Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s Annual Report 2017/18

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Awareness-raising, Incorporation
    Author: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

    The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has published its Annual Report for 2017-18 covering Bruce Adamson’s first year as Commissioner.

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