Children and Young People Bill briefing

Authors: Children in Scotland and Together
Categories: General measures of implementation, Respect for the views of the child and UK 1st periodic review

17th September 2012

This briefing is to inform responses to the Children and Young People Bill consultation. It specifically looks at the questions contained in Chapter One of the consultation and the Scottish Government's proposals around children's rights and wellbeing.

It has been put together following wide discussion with a range of organisations across the voluntary and public sector and through the Together/Children in Scotland children's rights working group. It also takes into account feedback from the Scottish Government's original consultation on the Rights of Children and Young People Bill. Together and Children in Scotland actively encourage their members to consider the issues raised in this briefing when submitting their responses to the consultation.