2016 State of Childrens Rights in Scotland Survey

Date: 29th June 2016
Category: Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

Togther are seeking responses to the survey which will contribute to a national picture on the state of children's rights in Scotland.

It will help to monitor Scotland's progress in fully implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the survey complements and builds on the findings of Together's State of Children's Rights seminars, held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in spring 2016.

On May 23rd-24th 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed the UK's, including Scotland's, performance on implementing the UNCRC. As a result of this examination, the UN Committee made a series of recommendations (known as Concluding Observations) for the first time since 2008, to set out where further action needs to be taken by the Scottish and UK Government. You can download the UN Committee's new Concluding Observations for the UK here.


To effectively monitor the implementation of the Concluding Observations over the next 5 years, Together will write a State of Children's Rights 2016 report which will provide an evidence-based roadmap through which Scottish and local government can commit to actions to progress the implementation of the UNCRC. This survey is designed to gather evidence, both quantitative and anecdotal, to contribute to the 2016 report. The report will be published in November 2016. As a reference, you can read our 2015 report, which informed the UN Committee's Concluding Observations.

Any supporting evidence you may have such as briefing papers should be sent to info@togetherscotland.org.uk

All references to 'the Committee' refer to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and all 'recommendations' refer to the Concluding Observations made by the Committee. Each question first outlines the recommendation made by the Committee on that topic, from which the question follows.

You are not expected to answer every question in the survey, only those which are of direct relevance to your work with or for children and young people.

We would expect you to spend between 30 minutes to 2 hours on completing the survey depending on how many questions you choose to answer.