The Scottish Government report: Progressing the human rights of children in Scotland

The Scottish Government is seeking to make positive progress towards fulfilling children’s rights across Scotland, by being committed to further incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law.

This is according to a November 2019 report from the Scottish Government which sets out the progress made in taking forward actions in the Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland action plan.

The report also finds that:

  • The Children (Scotland) Bill will progress through Parliament, which ensures that children’s voices are heard clearly in family law cases.
  • The Scottish Government are employing a three year co-production approach programme. This had involved five RightsCafe events across Scotland with 180 children, young people and professionals in attendance.
  • The Scottish Government commissioned Young Scot, in partnership with Children in Scotland as a strategic participation approach to raise awareness amongst children and young people.
  • The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) will be to ensure that all areas of the Scottish Government consider the possible direct and indirect impacts of proposed policies and legislation.

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