A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill

Date: 4th July 2012
Category: General measures of implementation

The Children and Young People Bill sets out a range of proposals for taking forward the Scottish Government's ambitions for children's rights and services.

The Bill will embed the rights of children and young people across the public sector in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). There should be duties on Scottish Government to take steps to further the rights of children and young people and promote and raise awareness of the UNCRC. The wider public sector should be required to report on what they are doing to take forward realisation of the rights set out in the UNCRC. Lastly, there is a key role for Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People and their powers should be extended to undertake investigations on behalf of individual children and young people.