In 2020, Together held a series of online webinars to help us build a picture of the current state of children’s rights in Scotland. Our webinar and survey findings will be used to identify progress, where improvements are needed and any emerging issues related to children’s rights across Scotland. The findings will be used to shape our report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in November 2020, highlighting what issues we think the UN Committee should prioritise in its questions to Scottish Government ahead of the UK’s review in 2021-2022.

We held the following webinars:

Family Environment and Alternative Care

  • Childcare and Parental Leave led by One Parent Families Scotland.
  • Children deprived of a family environment led by Who Cares? Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Parental Imprisonment led by Families Outside- Discover the slides here.
  • Young Carers led by Carers Trust Scotland.

Civil Rights and Freedoms 

  • Impact of Coronavirus on children's civil rights and freedoms led by Children's Parliament and Scottish Youth Parliament- Discover the slides here.
  • Religious education in schools led by Humanist Society Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Non-discrimination led by Article 12 in Scotland and BEMIS.

Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities 

  • Educational attainment led by Children in Scotland.
  • Additional support for learning led by Children in Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Rest, leisure and play led by Play Scotland- Discover the slides here.

Special Protection Measures 

  • Refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking children led by JustRight, Scottish Guardianship Service and Aberlour- Discover the slides here.
  • Child justice system led by CYCJ- Discover the slides here.
  • Child victims and witnesses of crimes led by Children 1st- Discover the slides here.
  • Children in armed conflict led by Forces Watch and CRIN.

Violence against Children 

  • Restraint led by Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Violence against women and girls, and support services for children and young people led by Scottish Women's Aid.
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse led by NSPCC- Discover the slides here.
  • Bullying led by respectme- Discover the slides here.

Disability, basic health and welfare

  • Learning disability led by Scottish Commission for Learning Disability-Discover the slides here.
  • Physical disability led by Family Fund and Inclusion- Discover the slides here and here.
  • Children in Hospital led by Children’s Health Scotland- Discover the slides here. 
  • Mental health led by Bernardo's and YouthLink Scotland.
  • Child Poverty led by CPAG Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Environmental health led by Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland- Discover the slides here.

General Measures of Implementation

  • Law reform led by UNICEF and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland- Discover the slides here and here.
  • Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) and child rights budgeting led by Health and Social Care Alliance and Childhood and facilitated by Youth Studies Research Group from University of Edinburgh-Discover the slides here.
  • Governance and participation led by Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament
  • Awareness and understanding led by Parenting Across Scotland and Children in Scotland- Discover the slides here.
  • Professional training and development led by CELCIS- Discover the slides here.
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