Our members manifestos

Category: General measures of implementation

23rd February 2011

Many of Together's members have launched manifestos to outline clear demands for the Scottish elections in May 2011 and to press political parties to commit to support the rights of children and young people.

Here is a selection of their manifestos.

Action for Sick Children calls for those responsible for healthcare policy to ensure that all children and young people's healthcare rights are upheld in line with the European Association for Children in Hospital Charter (EACH) which is underpinned by the UNCRC.

The Children's Parliament engaged with four hundred children between the ages of 6 and 14 to produce the Children's Manifesto. Children were asked what we need to do in Scotland to make sure every child is safe, happy and healthy. The manifesto contains priorities around the themes of home, community, learning and Scotland.

LGBT Youth's manifesto contains the eight most popular issues that LGBT young people identified, including challenging homophobic bullying in schools and challenging the negative perceptions of young people that exist within society.

Play Scotland calls for all politicians to continue to make play a priority by promoting a statutory duty for play, including children and young people in the planning and provision of play space, creating child-friendly communities and ensuring a highly-skilled play workforce.

Scottish Childminding Association's manifesto sets out three priorities: to raise the profile of childminding; to improve the quality of childminding and to recruit and retain professional quality childminders.

Please send your organisation's manifesto to mirka@togetherscotland.org.uk so that we know what your key demands are for Scotland's children.

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