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  • Discovering if human rights are upheld in the UK

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    A new report has been shared with the United Nations which sets out the extent to which human rights are being upheld across the UK. This is part of the Universal Periodic Review process – where countries who are part of the United Nations review each other’s progress on putting human rights into practice.

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  • Minimum age for marriage to be raised across England and Wales

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    The minimum age of marriage has will be raised from 16 to 18. This will also apply to religious and cultural marriages not registered with the couples' local council. Children will not face penalties under the new law, but adults who facilitate their marriage within England and Wales, or abroad could face a fine and up to seven years in jail.

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  • Theme for 2022’s Mental Health Awareness Week announced

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Mental health

    Running from Monday 9th May until Sunday 15th May 2022, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.

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  • New report and films ‘Peace at the heart: A relational approach to education in British schools’

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Armed conflict

    This new report draws on case studies and evidence to demonstrate the case for integrating peace education into British schools. Accompanying this report are six short films to showcase peace education in action. Each film focuses on a different primary or secondary school that invests in building peace, whether though exploring identity and inclusion, training in conflict resolution, or tackling global issues.

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  • Home education guidance

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Education, including vocational education

    Closing date: 13th July 2022

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  • Options to increase Mother and Baby Unit capacity

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Health and health services

    Closing date: 31st May 2022

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  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Health and health services

    Closing Date: 16th May 2022

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  • Joint statement on disabled children’s rights

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with D

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have expressed concern that discrimination against disabled children makes them disproportionately vulnerable to violence, including corporal punishment, neglect and abuse, in all settings, such as the family home, mental health, educational, or childcare institutions. Subsequently, the Committees call on States to urgently adopt comprehensive strategies to stop this.

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  • Helping 16-19s find their unclaimed Child Trust Funds

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Funding

    If you support children and young people aged 16+, who were born in the UK from 1st September 2002, then money may have been set aside for them that they can claim. Unclaimed Child Trust Funds could now be worth £1,000 or more per child.

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  • Share your manifesto calls for the Local Council elections

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Children in Scotland, Children 1st, Child Poverty Action Group and includem have made key calls within their manifestos to encourage Local Council candidates to make children's rights pledges. We would love to promote and share your calls on our webpage, so please get in touch!

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  • The Human Rights Act must not be scrapped!

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Together joins 29 other children’s charities, urging the UK Government to scrap its plans to replace the Human Rights Act.

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  • Discover how countries have protected children’s right to a healthy environment

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    There are many countries around the world that have laws which protect children’s right to a healthy environment. Some countries have stronger laws than others. This child-friendly leaflet will further children and young people’s awareness and understanding of how these countries are protecting this right and discover what Scottish Government could be doing to help!

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  • State of Children’s Rights blog

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: General measures of implementation

    Speak Out champion Anna, from Girlguiding Scotland talks about Together’s State of Children’s Rights Report 2022 and why it’s so important for everyone to listen to and champion the rights of children and young people across Scotland, especially now the pandemic has altered the way we live.

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  • Together's response to the passage of the Nationality and Borders Bill

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children

    Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) is appalled that the Nationality and Borders Bill that has recently been passed by the UK Parliament. This is a Bill which is anti-refugee and explicitly anti-child.

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  • Young Scot launches new three-year plan

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: General measures of implementation

    Informed by the lived experience of #VisionMakers, who are a group of diverse young people, this three-year plan will influence the information, opportunities and services Young Scot provides. Via this collaborative effort, the plan aims to reflect the realities of growing up in Scotland and support young people to thrive.

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  • Research tender – how can independent funders help make human rights real in Scotland?

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category:

    Could you complete research that will help inform independent funders to think, act and invest in the human rights sphere in Scotland? If so, consider this research tender!

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  • Child-friendly report on education reform

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Education, including vocational education

    Last year, children and young people shared their thoughts on what changes should be made to the education system. After listening to children and young people’s views, Professor Muir wrote a report on education reform to Scottish Government. A child-friendly version of the report is now available.

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  • New child-led research - ‘Thinking About Justice’

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Children in conflict with the law

    'Thinking About Justice' explored children’s understanding, experiences of, and aspirations for justice in Scotland. Children shared how they often feel powerless and judged in their own experiences of justice. Children also highlighted the role adults play in creating both just and unjust experiences.

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  • Campaigners for the Good Food Nation Bill gather at Scottish Parliament

    Date: 28th April 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Good Food Nation Bill is currently being considered by Scottish Parliament and aims to tackle child poverty, obesity and the environmental impact of food production and waste.

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  • Together’s membership survey is still open!

    Date: 7th April 2022
    Category:

    Every year, we evaluate our activities to see if there are areas for improvement. We would love to hear from you! Please let us know what you think about the value of membership and where you would like to see us do better.

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