Launch of the State of Children's Rights report 2012
Date: 24th September 2012
Category: General measures of implementation
The State of Children's Rights report 2012 was launched at an event attended by Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People.
The new 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 2011 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 100 professionals working with and for children through seminars held in Dundee, Dumfries and Glasgow. This was followed by an online survey completed by seventy-nine children's organisations working across a wide range of issues including looked after children, children of prisoners and additional support needs.
The State of Children's Rights report 2012 is a culmination of the feedback received throughout the consultation alongside further desk research into issues that were highlighted as being of particular priority.