Together has four members of staff.
Juliet Harris - Director
As Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), Juliet leads the organisation in promoting and monitoring the implementation of Scotland’s international human rights obligations to children and young people, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). She works with Together's membership of over 380 children's organisations and professionals to produce an annual State of Children's Rights report, liaises with government and parliamentarians to further children's rights in policy and practice, and reports on progress to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. She sits on the Taskforce for the UN Committee’s Day of General Discussion on Children as Human Rights Defenders, as well as on a number of advisory groups with the Scottish Government and Scottish Human Rights Commission. She is Vice Chair of the Children’s Parliament and Chair of the Rights of the Child UK Coalition. Juliet's previous experience includes six years tackling the destitution and poverty of refugees and asylum seekers, alongside several roles working in the field of health and homelessness. Juliet has an LLM in International Human Rights Law and regularly lectures at the University of Edinburgh on children’s human rights law and policy.
Maria Doyle - Legal & Policy Manager
Maria is Together's Legal & Policy Manager. She leads on the development of responses to Scottish and UK Government consultations, drafts reports and briefings explaining Together’s policy positions, and supports the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe. Maria has been with Together since May 2017 when she joined to complete a placement as part of her LLM in Human Rights Law. During this placement she conducted research into the impact of Brexit on children's rights with a particular focus on cross-border family law. Maria also has an LLB in Scots law and completed her undergraduate dissertation on EU immigration controls and their interaction with refugee law. Maria previously held roles as Together's Legal Research Officer and Assistant Research Officer.
Louise Wood - Business Support Officer
Louise joined Together in July 2019 as our Business Support Officer. Louise has previously worked in health, education and the finance industry and brings to the team extensive knowledge and experience in office management. Louise supports the team from behind the scenes, giving them the time to focus on promoting children's human rights and leading the way, for our members, with work on the incorporation of the UNCRC in Scotland.
Naomi Sutton - Policy & Communications Assistant
Naomi is Together’s Policy and Communications Assistant. She joined our team after completing an undergraduate LLB Law degree at the University of Liverpool and a Masters in Humanitarian Studies at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Her learning at university forged the start of Naomi’s enthusiasm to support members of the public to realise their human rights. Subsequently, Naomi worked at a range of not-for-profit organisations, such as Citizen’s Advice and Liverpool Street Law. Naomi hopes to work with Together’s members to advance the rights of young people and children.