Youth-led documentary into poverty, social exclusion and inequality

Date: 28th April 2015
Category: Awareness-raising, Child poverty, Respect for the views of the child
Author: The Shetland Islands Council

The Shetland Islands Council has produced a short drama based on youth-led peer research, focusing on perspectives of life in Shetland.

All children in Scotland have a right to protection from poverty, social exclusion and inequality. Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) requires governments to ensure that every child has their rights fulfilled as set out in the Convention, without discrimination of any kind. Article 27 of the UNCRC obliges government to recognise the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, moral and social development.