Support for Local Authorities to work on Children’s Human Rights from the Improvement Service

Date: 26th July 2022
Category: General measures of implementation, Awareness-raising, Incorporation, Training

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The UNCRC Implementation project has been set up to support local authorities to prepare for the incorporation of the UNCRC. 

Project Manager, Rebecca Spillane, will work directly with local authorities supporting them to ensure they are ready for the incorporation of the UNCRC and fully understand the implications of the new legislation for their policies and practices. The Improvement Service will also work with Elected Members and with professional networks to raise their awareness of the UNCRC and how to take a children’s rights approach to their work.

If you are working on children’s rights in a Scottish local authority, the Improvement Service would love to hear from and work with you to embed children’s rights. The Service is also keen to collaborate with organisations who are working to promote, protect and progress children’s rights and want to work with local authorities to support this work.  The Improvement Service is developing a programme of work and can work with you in different ways:

  • Access: the free online Knowledge Hub group to access resources and connect with others working on children’s rights in Scotland and get inspiration to develop your approach. It is free to join and open to all.
  • Attend: upcoming events which will be advertised on the Improvement Service website here
  • Join: a Peer Support Network for those leading on UNCRC implementation in a Scottish Local Authority and share ideas, learning and support for taking children’s rights forward
  • Discuss: get in touch to talk about your work and what support would be best for you. For example, the Improvement Service can attend your working group meeting, connect you with others working on similar projects or talk through some issues you are facing to find potential solutions.

Get in touch:

Rebecca Spillane

UNCRC Project Implementation Manager

079 176 77124

Twitter @beckyporty