State of Children's Rights in Scotland report 2014

Categories: Awareness-raising and Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

20th November 2014

Launched on 20 November 2014, the report reviews the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the UNCRC.

It reflects on the past year since the publication of Together's 2013 State of Children's Rights report and discusses what progress has been made and where further efforts are needed.

The report was compiled and produced by Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) following wide consultation with children's organisations across Scotland. The State of Children's Rights report 2014 is a culmination of the evidence received throughout the consultation alongside further desk research into issues that have been highlighted by Together's members as being of particular priority.

The report notes many positive legislative and strategic developments to further the implementation of the UNCRC and improved understanding and implementation of the UNCRC in some areas.

The key themes running through the report on what still needs to be done to fully implement the UNCRC are:

  • Ensuring that the most vulnerable children can exercise their rights;
  • Raising awareness and understanding of children's rights among adults and children alike;
  • Ensuring that children have the power to defend their rights and seek a remedy if they are breached.


Read the full State of Children's Rights report 2014 here.



The report was launched by the Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell MSP, on 20th November 2014; Universal Children's Day, at an event held at Lothian Chambers in Edinburgh. The event included contributions from cl@n childlaw, Waverley Care, Planning Aid Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Families Outside and Together.

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