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  • Campaign for every mother and baby to have their rights to safe, suitable accommodation fulfilled

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Earlier this year, more than 20 expectant and new mothers seeking asylum were moved from settled accommodation into cramped bedsits at a new mother and baby unit in Glasgow. The #FreedomToCrawl campaign launched to highlight that asylum-seekers are no exception to the right every mother and baby has to safe, suitable accommodation.

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  • Support #CovidUnder19’s open letter to world leaders

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General Comments

    Internet access continues to be a challenge for frontline workers, working to protect, respect and fulfil children’s rights. This open letter encourages world leaders to bridge the digital divide, guarantee the protection of children online and work towards meaningful participation of children and young people to design the future of the digital world.

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  • Exploring the fulfilment of children’s right to food

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    There is a lack of rigorous school food monitoring in place. To help develop an insight into children’s experiences of school food across the four nations, children are encouraged to complete a questionnaire, supported by parents and carers if they need it.

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  • Together co-hosts webinar on children’s right to a healthy environment

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Students from Edinburgh University’s Human Rights Clinic presented a valuable webinar looking into legal and non-legal frameworks that can protect, respect and fulfil children’s Right to a healthy environment; how to improve participation of children in environmental issues; and how to enhance children’s access to justice in environmental issues.

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  • Supporting environmental human rights defenders

    Date: 13th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: 30th June 2021

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  • Just under 1 million food parcels given to children last year

    Date: 23rd April 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    COVID-19 has led to an increase in food insecurity for many and latest Trussell Trust figures show that the past year has seen a 33% increase in need for food banks.

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  • Making age assurance work for children online

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Age assurances are methods to differentiate the age or age-range of an online user. This new report ‘But how do they know it is a child?’ examines the common approaches to age assurance, including their strengths, weaknesses and sets out the common standards that must underpin widespread adoption.

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  • Volunteer opportunity to become a peer supporter

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Diabetes Scotland is looking for young people aged 18-24 with type 1 diabetes to assist in deivering youth peer support projects.

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  • Parties commit to Barnahus model ahead of Scottish Parliament election

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Both Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party have shared commitments in campaign speeches to adopt a form of the ‘Barnahus’ model to Scotland’s own justice system.

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  • Calls for the right to a healthy environment to be included in new law

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is advocating for the right to a healthy environment to be included in a new human rights law for Scotland. Proposals for the new law are currently being developed by the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

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  • Children’s Health Scotland launches its manifesto

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Manifesto sets out six key priority calls for change, informed by the views of children, young people, families and professionals. The main focus is on improvements to facilities and services to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

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  • Scottish Government responds to food insecurity concerns

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Following a call for urgent action from the United Nations, the Scottish Government has set out what it is doing to ensure people on low incomes can access food.

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  • Share your experience of social security in Scotland to inform a Child Disability Payment training programme

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Disabled children and young people or those living with long-term conditions, their parents and unpaid carers are encouraged to share their experience interacting with social security agencies with Social Security Scotland.

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  • Aberlour launches petition to double Scottish Child Payment

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Social security and childcare, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The petition calls on Scottish Government to increase the Scottish Child Payment from £10 to £20 per child per week by 2022, to enable families “to do more than just survive”.

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  • Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: UNCRC Optional Protocols and General Comments, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Awareness-raising

    To celebrate the #YearOfChildhood, Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021 is to create weekly children’s rights infographics for our members to use and share.

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  • Get involved in the Year of Childhood 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    The #YearOfChildhood is kicking off with a focus  on storytelling. Children’s Parliament is inviting children, young people and adults to help create a picture of what makes a happy childhood. Findings will inform the Year of Childhood programme.

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  • Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    In December 2020, Scottish Government published its Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020. The report describes Scottish Government’s achievements and ongoing work according to its 2016 Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

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  • Lockdown Lowdown findings

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    In October 2020, young people were invited to join a series of focus groups and respond to a survey on the impact COVID-19 is having on them. These activities were organised by the Scottish Youth Parliament, supported by YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot. The survey report and focus group findings are now available online.

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  • Western Isles council rejects official RSHP education

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, including vocational education

    A  majority of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillors backed a motion “commending” Roman Catholic teaching materials which uphold an orthodox stance against sexual intercourse outside heterosexual marriage.

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  • ‘Navigating a World of Rights’ – new report shares findings from Who Cares? Scotland’s participation work

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, including vocational education, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The report covers why members feel it is important for their human rights to be protected in law, policy, and practice. The report also includes recommendations for change.

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