NEW child-friendly resource on the UN Concluding Observations!

Together has just launched this child-friendly resource explaining the recent UN Concluding Observations made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the UK and Scottish Government.

In partnership with Children’s Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament and Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Together consulted with #TeamScotlandUN in the creation of this child-friendly resource to support children and young people to understand these important recommendations to better protect, respect and implement children’s rights, and to support their ability to hold Scottish Government and other duty bearers to account.


Access the child-friendly resource here!

NEW Rights Detectives Mission Update Report #002 to Scottish Government – OUT NOW!

From January to May 2023, the Rights Detectives carried out their next block of investigative research with 105 children and young people to find out more about their experience of human rights.  The Missions (investigation topics) were set by Scottish Government as part of the work of the Lived Experience Boards who are helping to shape a new Human Rights Bill for Scotland.

The Human Rights Bill for Scotland consultation launched on the 15th of June and the Detectives launched their new Mission Update Report #002 on the 20th of June.

Read their latest full and child-friendly reports and find out more about the Detectives and their work here.

Read our State of Children's Rights Report 2023!

Our 2023 report is an update for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about the state of children's rights in Scotland. It draws on evidence from children, young people and our members to highlight areas of progress and where there are concerns. 

The report will help the UN Committee as it gets ready to review the UK and Scottish Government's children's rights records in May 2023.

Read the report here!

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21st November 2023 — General measures of implementation
New research on children’s participation in the UNCRC monitoring process

Exploring practice at home and in other jurisdictions to draw learning for Scotland as it moves to incorporate the UNCRC.

17th November 2023 — General measures of implementation

We want to hear from you! Feedback on Together’s child-friendly resources

Have you had the chance to explore our child-friendly resources with children and young people? We’re actively seeking feedback from both facilitators and children and young people who have engaged in our resources to help guide the development of new child-friendly resources in the future.

17th November 2023 — Violence against children

Grave children’s rights violations are happening in Palestine

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called for “an end to the devastating harm being wreaked on children’s lives in the occupied Palestinian Territory” and for the prioritisation of children’s lives in armed conflict as required by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and humanitarian law.

17th November 2023 — Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

Delivery of relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education in Scottish schools – draft statutory guidance

Closing date: 23rd of November

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