New Child Rights Launchpad in Scotland

Date: 2nd September 2014
Category: Awareness-raising

UNICEF UK has launched an exciting new children's rights experience for children and young people in Scotland, with an interactive website and offline materials.

The project is part of the 'Put Children First' partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will run over an initial four year period, between the Glasgow 2014 games and the 2018 Games in Australia's Gold Coast.

The Child Rights Launchpad is an interactive website with a range of free offline materials which will lead children and young people through their rights experience. It is aimed at children in Scotland aged three to 18. Guidance will be provided for adults who support the journey.

The Launchpad will take children and young people on a journey to explore their rights. They will be able to:

  • learn about their rights and rights around the world
  • enjoy their own rights by taking part in sports and other activities
  • take action to help other children around the world to enjoy their rights too.

It is designed at three different levels, broadly aimed at three separate age bands:

Level 1: three to seven-year-olds
Level 2: eight to 12-year-olds
Level 3: 13 to 18-year-olds

Each level has six rights 'missions' and corresponding offline activities.

The Child Rights Launchpad will be delivered through schools and sports and community organisations, providing those working with children and young people with a ready-to-use resource that supports learning about rights and brings the Curriculum for Excellence to life in a range of settings, from the classroom to the youth club.