New research on children and young people’s experiences of the UNCRC

Date: 8th July 2013
Category: UK 1st periodic review

This report is a Government commissioned project to collect, collate, analyse, review, summarise and present evidence on the views and experiences of children and young people in Scotland on matters linked to the UNCRC.

Its purpose was to explore children and young people's experiences and views in order to input to the Scottish Government's contribution to the UK State Party's periodic review, due to be submitted in January 2014.

The scope of the project was to consider research, consultations, reports and other relevant data undertaken by government, Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), academics and the public sector on children and young people's views and experiences in Scotland.

The review includes evidence gathered since 2008 when the UK State Party's last report was considered by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. To be included in the review, engagement with children and young people needed to have taken place between January 2008 and April 2013.