Special Rapporteur on Poverty visits Scotland

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is taking part in an official visit to the UK from 6 to 16 November 2018 at the invitation of the UK Government. His visit will focus on the links between poverty and the realisation of human rights.  Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) has made a submission to his inquiry and will be meeting him when he visits Scotland.  Read our response here.

UN Day of Discussion - Children as Human Rights Defenders!

This year, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child held the Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children as Human Rights Defenders.  Together worked with national and international partners to help coordinate planning for the day and empower children human rights defenders in Scotland. 18 children and young people from across Scotland travelled to Geneva to take part in the day.  Find out more about the day and related activities here. 

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Every year, Together publishes their State of Children's Rights report aimed at monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in Scotland.  Read all of our past reports here.

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7th November 2018 — Recreation, play and cultural activities
Together endorses national pledge to life-enhancing outdoor play

Together has joined 50 individuals and organisations in signing a National Position Statement to make playing and learning outdoors an everyday activity for Scotland’s children and young people. The statement asserts the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of playing and learning outdoors and commits signatories to help widen access to natural and communal spaces and to enriching urban spaces for children and families to play in.

7th November 2018 — Looked after children

Together joins Who Cares? Scotland and friends for Care Experience Week’s #LoveRally

Together was proud to walk alongside hundreds of people in Glasgow as part of Who Cares? Scotland’s Love Rally on Friday 26th October 2018 which called for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for care experienced people.

7th November 2018 — General measures of implementation

New Report - The Irish Children’s Rights Referendum

Together is pleased to share this report produced by Camilla Bonifai, Together’s work-based placement student from the University of Edinburgh, which explores the Irish Children’s Rights Referendum.

7th November 2018 — Bullying

#Choose Respect - Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Anti-Bullying Week takes place from the 12th – 16th November 2018 and this year, the theme is #ChooseRespect. Together’s member Respectme are inviting organisations to get involved with this campaign towards respect and positive relationships.

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7th November 2018 — Policies & procedures
Report - Inspection of custody centres across Scotland

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland has published a report on police custody that includes recommendations on safeguarding measure related to children and young people. The report outlines the assessments made during inspections of 17 custody centres about the treatment of and conditions for those detained in police custody centres across Scotland.

7th November 2018 — Awareness-raising

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s Annual Report 2017/18

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has published its Annual Report for 2017-18 covering Bruce Adamson’s first year as Commissioner.

7th November 2018 — Children in conflict with the law

Scottish Sentencing Council Business Plan 2018-21 & Sentencing Guideline

The Scottish Sentencing Council has published its Business Plan 2018-21 which outlines the Council’s aims for the next three years. These include aiming to complete sentencing guidelines relating to the sentencing process, the sentencing of young people, causing death by driving, and environmental and wildlife crime.

7th November 2018 — Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

Scottish Human Rights Commission’s Annual Report 2017/18

Scottish Human Rights Commission has launched their annual report which gives an overview of their activities from the year 2017/18.

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