Consultations and responses

Together submits responses to consultations by the Scottish and UK Governments, to UN treaty bodies including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and to the UN Universal Periodic Review. Together also submits written evidence to the Scottish Parliament.

In responding to proposed policies, laws, strategies and regulations, Together inputs a child rights perspective using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), its 17 General Comments and 3 Optional Protocols.

Responding to consultations provides an opportunity for Together to represent the views and experiences of our members and to make recommendations about how proposals can be improved to further children's rights as set forth in the UNCRC.

You can keep informed of upcoming consultations by subscribing to our fortnightly e-newsletter and in the News section of this website.

Consultation responses: 2018

Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee's Inquiry into Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament


Scottish Government consultation on the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004


Scottish Government consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill


Consultation responses: 2017

Scottish Parliament consultation on Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Government consultation on the Indepedent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland


Submission to the JCHR on the human rights implications of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill


Scottish Parliament consultation on a draft Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill and illustrative Code of Practice


Scottish Government consultation on Scotland's Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026


Scottish Parliament Consultation on a Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill


Consultation on the draft Delivery Plan for Equally Safe: Scotland's Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls


Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation - a consultation on increasing numbers of successful donations


Submission to the Human Society Scotland for input into the Scottish Government consultation on Religious Observance (RO) guidance


Ensuring greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland


Consultation responses: 2016

Consultation on a Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland


Brexit: European Scrutiny Committee


The UK's record for protecting the human rights of children: Joint Commitee for Human Rights Inquiry


The Human Rights Implications of Brexit: Joint Committee for Human Rights Inquiry


Submission to the Universal Period Review (UPR)


Inquiry into EU reform and the EU referendum: implications for Scotland


UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Children and the Internet


Draft Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland


Day of General Discussion 2016 - Children's Rights and the Environment


Police Powers to Search Children and Young People for Alcohol


Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Guidance on Part 1 and Statutory Guidance Part 3


Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility


Scottish Government UNCRPD Action Plan


Scottish Civil Justice Council Family Law Committee: Form F9 Review


Consultation responses: 2015

Scottish Parliament Human Rights Inquiry


Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill


Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 (Section 96) and related draft orders of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014


Carers (Scotland) Bill


UK Joint Committee on Human Rights: Inquiry into UK UNCRC compliance


Consultation responses: 2014

The Smith Commission:


Scottish Government: National Care Standards Review:


Scottish Government: Antisocial Behaviour Act:


Scottish Government: Set 2 Regulations for the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act:


Scottish Government: Set 1 Regulations for the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act:


Scottish Government: Scotland's Electoral Future:


Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament: Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill:


Scottish Government: Getting it Right for Young Performers:


Scottish Government: Carers Legislation:


Scottish Government: Proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill:


Scottish Government: Giving Children and Young People a Sporting Chance:


Scottish Parliament: Proposed Human Trafficking (Scotland) Bill:


Consultation responses: 2013

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