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  • Blog: Holiday hunger is a human rights issue

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Right to life, survival and development
    Author: Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland (CYPCS)

    Máire McCormack, Head of Policy at the Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland office has written a blog about children from low-income families going hungry during the school holidays.

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  • Child rights resources for public bodies published in Wales

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Children's Commissioner for Wales

    'The Right Way: A Children's Rights Approach in Wales?' outlines a principled and practical framework for working with children, grounded in the UNCRC, to help public bodies to integrate children's rights into every aspect of decision-making, policy and practice.

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  • Reach More Young People! Promoting Youth Work and Youth Information Services

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: Eurodesk

    A new publication has been launched to inspire organisations working with young people across Europe.

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  • Launch of ‘Prevent and End Violence against Children and Youth’ campaign

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Equal protection from violence, General principles
    Author: Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF)

    WWSF has launched its 2017 Prevention Kit '19 Days of Activism for Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth 1-19 November'. The Call to Action is linked with the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 Target 16.2, which went into effect as of 2016.

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  • Unicef UK launch Child Rights Launchpad competition

    Date: 29th June 2017
    Category: Awareness-raising
    Author: UNICEF UK

    Unicef UK have launched a competition to design a rights-based game Unicef's Child Rights Launchpad that can be played in the classroom, playground, or sports hall.

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  • Videos: Power Up/Power Down

    Date: 31st May 2017
    Category: Looked after children
    Author: Children's and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland

    The Commissioner's office and Scottish Women's Aid have released videos around Power Up/Power Down, a participative project that helped children and young people with lived experience of domestic abuse explore the processes and decisions involved in court-ordered contact.

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  • Rights to Care resource launched with Who Cares? Scotland

    Date: 31st May 2017
    Category: Looked after children
    Author: Who Cares? Scotland

    The Commissioner's office has worked with Who Cares? Scotland to jointly produce resources to help young people in care, care leavers and the adults who support them.

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  • ‘Ask Alex’ bot aims to educate the public about the reasons for youth homelessness

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Cyrenians Scotland

    Cyrenians has become the first organisation to create a digital robot to educate the public about homelessness. Alex has been created after Cyrenians carried out research that uncovered 15% of Scots believe young people are homeless out of personal choice.

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  • Spotlight on bullying

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child
    Author: Children's Parliament

    What does a rights-based approach to bullying look like? Children's Parliament has been exploring this with children across Edinburgh.

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  • New guide - LGBT people and mental health

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Mental health, Non-discrimination
    Author: Mental Welfare Commission

    A drive to improve mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people has begun with the launch of a new guide by the Mental Welfare Commission.

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  • New and updated information leaflets published by SCRA

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: SCRA

    The 'Getting papers for a Children's Hearing for the first time' leaflet explains to young people who have turned 12 years old, that because of their age, by law, whenever a future hearing is scheduled for them, they will receive their own set of Panel papers.

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  • Out of Harm Toolkit

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Health and health services, Mental health
    Author: Penumbra’s North Ayrshire Self Harm Project

    The Out of Harm Tool Kit is a resource for family, teachers and other professionals who have contact with a young person they are worried about. It has been developed with young people from Penumbra's North Ayrshire Self Harm Project with experience of self-harm.

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  • The Right Way: A Children’s Rights Approach in Wales

    Date: 14th April 2017
    Category: Wales-specific monitoring and reporting
    Author: Children's Commissioner for Wales

    The Children's Commissioner for Wales has published a practical guide to help all public bodies adopt a Children's Rights Approach.

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  • Advocacy Guide: Accessing justice for violations of children’s rights in care institutions

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Looked after children
    Author: Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

    CRIN have released a new guide detailing the legal and practical tools available to get redress for violations of children's rights in care institutions care in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus.

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  • Getting Ready to Read

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: The Care Inspectorate

    Find out about how the new resource from the Care Inspectorate helps inspectors to support all early learning and childcare services to promote early language skills.

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  • 10 reasons why the EU has been good for children

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms
    Author: Euractiv

    Whatever decisions the EU makes about its future at the Rome summit and beyond, it should recognise the improvements to the lives of children as one if its great achievements and make this a foundation for future action, writes Jana Hainsworth for Euractiv.

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  • SUII seminar series: Child-friendly resources

    Date: 27th March 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child
    Author: Together

    Earlier this year, Together held four different events to find out more about children's rights and to decide what needs to be done to make Scotland a better place for children.

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  • New release of Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Data

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation, Incorporation
    Author: Growing Up in Scotland study

    The data from Birth Cohort 1 Sweeps 1-7 is now available from the UK Data Service under Special Licence arrangements. Data from Birth Cohort 2 Sweep 1 is also available, with Sweep 2 to follow soon.

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  • ChildLine creates smartphone app for young people

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: General principles
    Author: NSPCC

    The NSPCC's ChildLine service has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in the UK directly through their smartphone.

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  • Getting #ReadyToVote for the May council elections

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

    Schools, colleges and youth centres have been offered help in registering pupils for the May council elections, the first in which 16 and 17 year olds will be eligible to vote.

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