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  • Call for submissions: Young Human Rights Defenders to spotlight Amnesty’s Write for Rights 2019 campaign

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Protection of privacy, Restraint

    Closing date: 14th April 2019. This year, for the 30th anniversary of the CRC, Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign will be focused on young human rights defenders (aged 25 and under) and they are looking for 10 amazing young people defending human rights to spotlight the campaign.

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  • Raising Awareness of Children's Rights at the upcoming Rights Cafes

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In December 2019, Scottish Ministers laid before Parliament a report on actions relevant to children’s rights taken over the past three years and an Action Plan for the next three years, in line with Part 1 duties. As part of their work towards achieving the commitments laid out in the Action Plan, the Children’s Rights and Participation Team are hosting six, free unconference events, or ‘Rights Cafés’, around Scotland.

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  • Youth workers say community relations negatively impacted since EU Referendum

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new report by YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland shows youth workers have witnessed a negative impact on community relations since the EU Referendum in June 2016. The Hear.EU report explores the impact of Brexit on the youth work sector in Scotland.

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  • Report on children and young people’s mental health echoes young people’s voices

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Mental health

    Scotland’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee recently released their Report on children and young people's mental health and their suggestions echo what young people themselves have said.

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  • Consultation: Disability Assistance in Scotland

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Children with disabilities

    Closing Date: 28th May 2019. From April 2020 the Scottish Government will take full responsibility for all remaining devolved entitlements, with replacement disability payments to start their introduction from summer 2020.

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  • The 'Keys to Life' Learning Disability Strategy update

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Keys to Life framework update has been launched by the Scottish Government and COSLA. The 2015 Keys to Life in its original form focused on improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities, specifically around health outcomes. The latest update of The Keys to Life identifies what will be done to support people throughout their whole life journey. The framework was created in partnership with the Scottish Commission on Learning Disabilities (SCLD) and the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory.

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  • The Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with 14 children and young people

    Date: 14th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    Last week, the Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people at Bute House, Edinburgh.

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  • We're recruiting!

    Date: 14th March 2019
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    A rare opportunity has arisen for two dynamic and talented people to join the Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) team. 

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  • Children 'afterthought' for social media companies

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Special protection measures, Children in situations of exploitation

    England's Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has raised concerns for regarding the wellbeing and safety of children using social media.

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  • Children’s sharing app is fined over neglecting children's data privacy

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), of the United States, has said that Musical.ly app, which was later acquired and incorporated into TikTok, illegally and knowingly collected information from children under the age of 13.

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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Equal protection from violence

    A new report reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. The State of Children’s Rights in 2018 report includes new data gathered using Freedom of Information requests which highlights issues such as: housing and accommodation, increasing violence against children, and the increased use of spit hoods by police. 

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  • Children’s Commissioner launches popular human rights resource in Gaelic

    Date: 11th March 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    The UN has chosen 2019 to be the "Year of Indigenous Languages" which celebrates at-risk languages throughout the world. One such language is Scots Gaelic, which forms an important part of life for thousands of children and young people in Scotland.

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  • Together co-signs statement for the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Child Rights Connect had prepared a statement to be presented on 28th February at the Human Rights Council’s interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, on human rights defenders.

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  • Research Publication: Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, General measures of implementation

    The University of Dundee has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake this literature review to provide insight into the impact of transitions and the factors that support or hinder a successful transition from primary to secondary school.

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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  • Survey: #WhatsYourTake: For young people in Scotland aged 12-25

    Date: 7th March 2019
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    Closing Date: 9:00am 20th March 2019 The Scottish Youth Parliament is looking for young people in Scotland aged 12-25 to take an online survey regarding their views on some key issues. For more information on taking the #WhatsYourTake survey click here.

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  • Together responds to consultation on Trauma Training Plan

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Training, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Together has responded to a joint consultation by NHS Education Scotland and the Scottish Government on a new Trauma-informed Training Plan.

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  • Together’s Director presents to Cross Party Group about raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Special protection measures, Age of criminal responsibility

    Together’s Director spoke at a recent meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People. The meeting on 6th February 2019 was convened to discuss the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill. The Bill currently proposes raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 8 years old (the lowest in Europe) to 12.

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  • Briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    Associate Professor at Swansea University, Dr Simon Hoffman, and member of Together's Incorporation Advisory Group, has published three briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales. Dr. Hoffman contends that human rights have been agreed by the community of nations, the United Nations, as basic entitlements which should be available to everyone. This sets the tone for the first briefing, Incorporation of International Human Rights, which discusses how human rights may be incorporated, and demonstrated and why this should be the objective in Wales.

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  • Brexit: Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A joint letter from the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland was sent to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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