Review of children and young people’s experiences of child protection systems
Date: 8th July 2013
Category: Respect for the views of the child
This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government and considers the views and experiences of children and young people on child protection systems in Scotland.
It aims to inform service delivery, communications on child protection and future potential ways to engage children and young people on this issue. It is hoped that the findings of this review will form the basis for future research on gathering the views of children and young people on child protection systems in Scotland.
This review is one of two reviews commissioned by the Scottish Government in March 2013 to consider evidence on children and young people's views. The parallel review is part of the Scottish Government's work to inform the UK's next report on implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
The reviews considered research, consultations, reports and other relevant data undertaken by government, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), academics and the public sector on children. Both reviews include 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.