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  • Impact of in-work poverty on children’s human rights

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, Child poverty

    Poverty remains a significant barrier to children's access to their rights. It is now more common to be in working poverty in Scotland than it is to be in poverty and out-of-work – in fact, 170,000 children living in relative poverty live in households where at least one person works. The most recent figures show relative child poverty is on the rise, with one in four Scottish children living in poverty.

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  • Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has introduced its plan for the next four years, based on children and young people’s experiences, insights, and opinions.

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  • New legislation on children’s care and justice

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Special protection measures

    The Children (Care and Justice) Bill has passed Stage 3 and is set to become law. This is to enshrine into law age-appropriate care and justice for children and young people whose rights are at risk.

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  • New Chair for Scottish Human Rights Commission

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation

    Following an open recruitment process which sought candidates with a proven track record of promoting human rights, experience of successfully leading an organisation and other reputable skills. Angela O’Hagan has been appointed as the new Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

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  • New report on devolution and human rights

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    A new report, commissioned by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS), calls on the next UK Government to urgently restore devolution to enable effective Scottish human rights law.

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  • Naturescot Future Routes Funds 2024

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: Right to a healthy environment

    NatureScot has just launched the next round of the Future Routes Fund!

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  • Paediatricians recommend ban on physical punishment of children in England and Northern Ireland

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Violence against children

    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has called for a ban on smacking children in England and Northern Ireland, highlighting the practice as unjust, dangerous, and harmful.

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  • Briefings on UN Committee’s recommendations

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    The Children’s Alliance Rights for England has partnered with UNICEF UK and the Equality and Human Rights Commission to publish three briefings to help parliamentarians and Civil Society organisations hold government to account to ensure the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (UN Committee) latest Concluding Observations on the UK are taken forward.

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  • Seeking inputs for report on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, Violence against children

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, Ms. Mama Fatima Singhateh, is writing a report that will inform governments, organisations, companies and other stakeholders how they can make sure that children are protected in the digital environment from sexual abuse and exploitation. In order to write the report, she wants to hear from children and young people and organisations that work/support children and young people.

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  • ENOC 27th annual conference report

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation

    European Network of Ombudspersons for Children released its 2023 Annual Conference report titled "The Strength of Independent Children’s Rights Institutions: Upholding Children’s Rights in Europe.

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  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child cancels pre-session

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced the cancellation of its May 2024 pre-session due to the UN liquidity crisis. The UN Committee has expressed its deep concern that the scheduled opportunities to consult with children have to be postponed. They are also very concerned that their engagement with representatives of civil society and UN Agencies have been removed from the calendar.

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  • UN Secretary General responds to concerns about withdrawal of online participation

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    In February, over 300 organisations sent a joint letter to UN representatives calling on them to  preserve onlineparticipation for UN human rights bodies and meetings (including those held by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child).

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  • Together responds to consultation on UNCRC Act guidance

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: Incorporation, General measures of implementation

    Together's response highlights the importance of clear guidance that is accessible for all duty bearers under the 2024 Act - including those in the private, voluntary and independent sector. 

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  • Together joins call for Human Rights Bill without delay

    Date: 17th May 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    In a letter coordinated by the Human Rights Consortium, Together  joined civil society organisations and academics to urge the First Minister John Swinney to prioritise the introduction of the Human Rights Bill to the Scottish Parliament imminently and without delay.

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  • Together seeks children and young people’s stories!

    Date: 14th May 2024
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    Together is gathering ‘stories’ from babies, children and young people to inform our State of Children’s Rights Report 2024! We have launched a series of resources – including a facilitator pack, child-friendly leaflets and video – to support babies, children and young people to take part. Find our child-friendly survey seeking children and young people's stories here.

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  • Together’s celebrates countdown to UNCRC incorporation!

    Date: 8th April 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, Incorporation, General principles

    On the 26th of March, Together hosted a parliamentary event sponsored by Martin Whitfield MSP to celebrate the countdown to incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, also to celebrate the recent launch of our new Strategic Plan for 2024-2032.

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  • Scottish Government Allocates £30 Million for Community Mental Health Projects Following Youth-Led Report

    Date: 8th April 2024
    Category: Mental health, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare, General measures of implementation

    The Scottish Government has allocated £30 million for community-based mental health projects, in response to efforts by #TeamScotlandUN and an independent report by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP).

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  • Latest Children's Social Work Statistics published

    Date: 8th April 2024
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The Scottish Government has released the latest official annual Children's Social Work Statistics, covering child protection processes from August 2022 to July 2023. Key findings include a 4% increase in the number of children on the Child Protection Register compared to the previous year, with 5% of them not yet born. Additionally, there was a 2% decrease in the number of children registered onto the Child Protection Register during the same period.

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  • #IWill Ambassador Recruitment

    Date: 8th April 2024
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    Each year, #IWill recruits young people aged 10-24 from all across the UK as #IWill Ambassadors. They come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have one thing in common – a passion to make a difference to communities and society.

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  • New Paper: Girls Rights are Human Rights!

    Date: 8th April 2024
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Non-discrimination

    This paper is written by Kate Nevens and Ellie Hutchinson in collaboration with Zero Tolerance. The paper looks at the state of girls’ Human Rights in Scotland- across areas such as safety, education, play, health and participation.

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