Life still isn’t fair for Scotland’s young people, indicates human rights progress report

Date: 10th November 2015
Category: Awareness-raising, Non-discrimination, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

Young, disabled and ethnic minority Scots face significantly more barriers to their rights than others, according to a new report titled 'Is Britain Fairer?'

Published in October 2015, 'Is Britain Fairer? The state of equality and human rights 2015' is the Equality and Human Rights Commission's statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2010, the Commission produced its first progress report on equality, entitled How Fair is Britain? A separate human rights progress report, the Human Rights Review, was published in 2012. Is Britain Fairer? is the Commission's follow-up report on both equality and human rights.

The report outlines the Commission's findings and sets out the challenges for the future. Topics relating to children's education and learning include the attainment gap, particularly vulnerable children, exclusions, bullying, post-16 education and access to higher education.

Many of the key challenges and recommendations in the report relate to children and young people and their human rights, including employment opportunities for young people and young people being particularly affected by poor living conditions.