State of Children's Rights in Scotland Report 2011 released

Date: 14th September 2011
Category: UK 1st periodic review

The State of Children's Rights report 2011 was launched at an event attended by Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Children and Young People.

The report provides a non-government perspective on the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

It reflects on the progress made over the past year since the publication of Together's 2010 State of Children's Rights report, discussing what progress has been made and where further efforts are needed.

The report was compiled and produced by Together following wide consultation with children's organisations across Scotland. The consultation involved gathering views and opinions from over 250 professionals working with and for children through seminars held in Ayr, Inverness, Aberdeen, the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.

This was followed by an online survey completed by sixty-one children's organisations working across a wide range of issues including mental health and wellbeing, disability, additional support needs, asylum and domestic abuse.

The State of Children's Rights report 2011 is a culmination of the feedback received throughout the consultation alongside further desk research into issues that were highlighted as being of particular priority.