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  • #CovidUnder19 Global Survey results out now

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

    In May 2020, the Centre for Children’s Rights from Queen’s University Belfast launched a survey for those aged eight to 17 to understand their “Life under Coronavirus”. Eight thematic briefings have been released to examine its findings.

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  • Summary of evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare

    This is the fourth evidence summary on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and families in Scotland. The summary focuses upon newer Scottish studies relating to children and families living in poverty; black and minority ethnic young people; and families impacted by disability. It draws on wider UK research where necessary.

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  • Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill passed

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    MSPs unanimously voted to pass the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, making Scotland the first country in the world to make it a legal right to access free period products.

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  • Girls in Scotland 2020 survey findings

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Over 500 girls and young women aged seven to 21 took part and shared the challenges they face. The results have been analysed against findings from a similar 2018 survey, to compare what progress has been made and what issues remain.

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  • Steps to mitigate UK ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children, Basic Health and Welfare, Funding

    Under UK Government policy, many migrants have ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ (NRPF). This restricts their access to welfare, housing, and financial support. To mitigate its effects, Scottish Government has announced a further £278,784 is being made available to six organisations supporting people subject to NRPF in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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  • Scottish Youth Parliament launches new manifesto

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    ‘From Scotland’s Young People’ is a five-year document detailing what changes Scottish Youth Parliament plans to make during the period 2021-26. Members of the Scottish Parliament can use this manifesto to form a strong mandate to bring about changes that matter to young people across Scotland and champion Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Report on final ‘How are you doing?’ national wellbeing survey

    Date: 19th November 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The “How are you doing” surveys sought the views of children aged eight to 14 on their experiences of lockdown and recovery. The report compares a total of 12,477 responses to surveys from April to early October 2020.  

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  • Scottish Government reports on its approach to children’s rights during COVID-19

    Date: 28th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Scottish Government has produced an updated report on how it is addressing 11 recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child during the pandemic.

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  • Adoption of the resolution on the rights of the child to a healthy environment

    Date: 28th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Human Rights Council has adopted its annual resolution on the rights of the child, with a focus on realising these rights through a healthy environment. This resolution urges States to recognise this right to a healthy environment through legislation and meaningful participation of children in decision-making processes.

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  • COVID-19, Social Care and Human Rights: Impact Monitoring Report

    Date: 27th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    In summer 2020, Scottish Human Rights Commission carried out monitoring research into how COVID-19 has been managed and the impact of the pandemic on human rights including children’s rights. The research focused on the context of care at home and support in the community. The report calls for a commitment to return care and support to pre-pandemic levels as a minimum.

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  • COVID-19 Book Club explores impact of pandemic on young people

    Date: 27th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Six young people aged 16-25 and RCPCH staff formed the COVID-19 Book Club. The club has been meeting for an hour each week to identify key themes from studies looking at young people’s experiences during the pandemic. In turn, these key themes intend to be used to inform NHS recovery and winter planning. 

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  • How Coronavirus has affected equality and human rights

    Date: 27th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    This report highlights potential long-term risks to equality and human rights in light of COVID-19, covering key issues in the areas of work, poverty, education, social care, justice and personal security. It provides a snapshot of the emerging cost of COVID-19 in particular for young people, older people and ethnic minorities.

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  • Young people invited to join Lockdown Lowdown focus group

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    YouthLink Scotland is supporting Scottish Youth Parliament to run a series of focus groups, alongside the Lockdown Lowdown survey. The focus groups will explore in detail the issues currently affecting young people and findings will be used to inform Scottish Government about how COVID-19 is impacting the lives of young people.

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  • How is COVID-19 affecting young children?

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Public Health Scotland developed the COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey to find out about the experience and impact of COVID-19 on children aged two to seven years old in Scotland. Over 11,000 parents and carers from all over Scotland responded.

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  • Broken Plate report analyses the state of the UK’s food system

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Ten metrics have been used to provide a holistic picture of the UK’s food system, encompassing the food environment, drivers of food choice and the impact of the current food system on our health and the environment.

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  • UK Government must urgently consider the human rights impact of COVID-19 measures says Joint Committee

    Date: 22nd September 2020
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, General measures of implementation, General principles

    Following a consultation, the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report on the impact of the response to COVID-19.

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  • Good Childhood Report 2020

    Date: 22nd September 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child, Right to life, survival and development

    The Children’s Society’s annual Good Childhood Report outlines key trends in children’s wellbeing and seeks to understand their experiences and highlight their views. The most recent edition follows a survey of 2000 children aged 10-17 between April and June 2020.

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  • Children (Scotland) Bill passes final stage

    Date: 4th September 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The Bill was passed unanimously by Scottish Parliament on Tuesday the 25th of August, meaning it will soon become law. Amendments in relation to the voice of the child, promotion of sibling contact and child welfare reporters were successful.

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  • Recommendations submitted to Scotland’s Expert Advisory Group on COVID and ethnicity

    Date: 4th September 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Lockdown has resulted in higher levels of poverty and destitution and has disproportionately impacted members of minority ethnic communities, especially people with No Recourse to Public Funds. The Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network has set out the priority actions Scottish Government should take to mitigate this disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minority ethnic patients, health staff and communities.

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  • Take part in the COVID-19 Family Life Study

    Date: 4th September 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    This study explores the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on family life across cultures. Findings will be used to inform policies, programmes, and supports for families. Parents or carers of children under 18 years old are encouraged to participate.

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