#TellTheUN about your rights in Scotland

Date: 18th August 2015
Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

Are you a child or young person living in Scotland? The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child wants to hear your views about your rights & growing up in Scotland.

A member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will visit Scotland in September and would like to hear from children and young people about their lives.

If you are under 18, you can use the hashtag #TellTheUN on Twitter to highlight your experiences - good or bad - of life in Scotland. You could also include what you think needs to change. We will then send a summary of the Tweets to UN representative Amal Aldoseri ahead of her visit to Scotland on Thursday 3rd September.

Amal's visit is part of a review about how well the government is working for children and young people to make sure that they have their rights met.

Topics which you might want to think about could include:

  • your school
  • whether you think that adults listen to you
  • your experiences of health services
  • your family
  • your friends
  • your work.

You can send us your experiences by email, or over Twitter by using the hashtag #TellTheUN. We'll make sure your views get through to Amal.

Examples of what young people have already highlighted to us can be found here.

You can find out more about children's rights as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child here.