Child performance consultation responses published

Date: 1st August 2014
Category: Best interests of the child, Recreation, play and cultural activities

Responses to the consultation on the national arrangements for child performance have now been published.

The consultation titled 'Getting it Right for Young Performers' sought views on proposals to update and improve the existing arrangements for ensuring the wellbeing of children under school leaving age who are involved in performances.

Together responded to this consultation, welcoming the Scottish Government's recognition that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out the guarantees that every child must have in Scotland, and that wellbeing describes the outcomes that children are likely to experience as a result of the guarantees within the UNCRC being delivered.

In the response, Together highlighted that the process of updating the current arrangements for children involved in performances with the aim of 'Getting it Right for Young Performers' is an opportunity for the Scottish Government to further its commitment to 'make rights real' across Scotland. It is also an opportunity to progress the commitments made to children's rights within Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.