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Together is part of an exciting project commissioned by the Scottish Government to work jointly with our amazing partners JustRight Scotland, JRS KnowHowChildren’s Parliament and the Observatory on Human Rights of Children in Wales to explore in depth the skills and knowledge required for different duty-bearers to fully implement children’s rights in Scotland.

Together has brought together a Professional Panel, which is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, lived experiences, and areas of Scotland. The panel members are playing a crucial role in shaping the Framework through a truly collaborative process. It is exciting to hear the experiences of professionals from across the Scottish workforce, about the opportunities and challenges they see for the implementation of the UNCRC, and learn what is needed to help them and their colleagues to fully realise children’s rights.  

The Professional Panel are working alongside a Children and Families Panel supported by Children’s Parliament, to gain from their knowledge and lived experiences. 

We have also held events for wider stakeholders from sectors across Scotland, to provide them with updates on the project, hear their thoughts on public services current children’s rights practice, what improvement is needed, to discuss the values, skills and knowledge needed for a children’s rights approach, and gain feedback on existing children’s rights resources.

If you are interested in becoming part of a wider Stakeholder group who will be kept up to date on the project and have opportunities to feed in their thoughts on the ongoing work and materials created, you can complete this Microsoft form.

Keep an eye on this page for more updates, including future events. 

Our Project Officer Mary Campbell outlines how crucial the Panel’s work will be for the Scottish workforce.

Mary Campbell reflects on the Skills and Knowledge Framework progress so far.


Link to Website Below!

Click here to access the Skills and Knowledge Framework's website 'Developing a Skills and Knowledge Framework and Training Plan for UNCRC Implementation in Scotland'.

Blue background, image of three people working with paper on a large board, and text that says 'What is a Skills and Knowledge Framework? It sets out how to develop the skills and knowledge needed to fully implement children's rights in Scotland. It will have lots of resources to help people understand children's rights and how to fulfill them. It will include resources co-designed by two panels of adults and children, who will share their experiences and ideas to make the best Framework for people working in Scotland.

Blue background with light blue clouds, an illustration of three people putting jigsaw pieces on a very large lightbulb, and text that says 'What is the Professional Panel? A group of adults who work with children, or in a job that affects children. They will be from all over Scotland, working in different jobs and communities. Working together with a Children and Families panel, they will help to create resources to support learning about children's rights. Making sure that the Skills and Knowledge Framework will have everything people need to become children's rights champions.

Blue background with light blue clouds, an illustration of three people using a large pencil to write on a board, and text that says 'Why is this happening now? The Scottish Government is incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law - so we need to create tools and resources to support people to embed a child-rights approach into everything they do, and become children's rights champions. The Professional Panel will make sure lived experience and knowledge shapes the development of the Skills and Knowledge Framework that everyone will use to meet their duties under the UNCRC.