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  • New report from Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry

    Date: 18th December 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
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    The independent Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s listening project, Let’s Be Heard, is nearing the close of its national engagement phase. Since spring 2023, Let’s Be Heard has been gathering people’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic across Scotland. Ahead of the closing date later this month they have two interesting updates to share with you and a final call to those who may want to share their experiences with the Inquiry.

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  • Food and Fairness Report

    Date: 17th November 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Children's Parliament

    Children’s Parliament in partnership with the University of St Andrews, School of Medicine delivered their Food and Fairness investigation which ran from March 2023 to June 2023. The main aim of the investigation was to explore children’s views and experiences in areas related to food, health, and fairness.

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  • New Report: Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care

    Date: 6th September 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    New research by One-Parent Families Scotland has revealed the detrimental financial and emotional impact of poverty on a family when a child enters care and if they return from care, as well as a gap in policy responses and service delivery. 

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  • New guidance to recognise and stop criminal exploitation in children

    Date: 11th August 2023
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Scottish Government

    Teachers, social workers, police officers and NHS staff are being urged to look out for early warning signs that children are being recruited by serious organised crime gangs.

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  • Training: New ways for families

    Date: 11th August 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    What do children need when parents separate? The online training and coaching programme New Ways For Families is now available in the UK following a pilot exercise in Scotland conducted by Shared Parenting Scotland.

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  • Key Principles for Climate Justice Litigation

    Date: 17th July 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms
    Author:

    Advancing Child Rights Strategic Litigation Practice project has produced a set of Key Principles for Climate Justice Litigation and accompanying child-friendly toolkits, highlighting the integration of child rights into strategic litigation practices. These principles serve as a guide for litigators and advocates working on climate justice child rights cases, covering everything from scoping and planning to implementation and extra-legal advocacy.

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  • Children’s views on AI – a new report from Children’s Parliament

    Date: 19th June 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
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    Children’s Parliament, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and the Scottish AI Alliance, has been working with a group of children from across Scotland to find out how they interact with AI, what they think the possibilities and risks are for the use of AI for children in Scotland, and how they think children’s views and ideas should be included in AI development and policy making. 

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  • New podcast: Let’s Talk About… babies’ rights in Scotland

    Date: 19th June 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    Starcatchers' CEO Rhona Matheson chats children's rights and the progress of babies’ rights in Scotland with former Children's Commissioner, Bruce Adamson.

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  • Research launch: Child Rights Budgeting in Scotland - Recommendations for Fulfilment of Legal Obligations

    Date: 29th May 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: University of Edinburgh

    Today, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s LLM in Human Rights Law, we are launching a timely report on Child Rights Budgeting (CRB), which will be an essential part of turning the aspirations of the UNCRC (Scotland) Bill into lived experience for children and young people across Scotland.  In partnership with Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), students from the LLM in Human Rights Law have undertaken a comprehensive study to explore how children's rights can be effectively integrated into budgetary processes, drawing on international and domestic examples to identify successful legislative and policy approaches. By examining existing literature and addressing CRB issues head-on, this report offers invaluable insights to help the Scottish Government fulfil its forthcoming obligations under the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Counselling service for disabled children and young people

    Date: 28th March 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Mental health, Children with disabilities
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    TalkTime Scotland offers free professional counselling to anyone aged 12-25 who is physically disabled or has a long-term physical health condition. It offers weekly sessions of free professional counselling either face-to-face from its base in Leith, or via Skype for people who prefer not to travel.

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  • Webinar recording: Voluntary National Reviews

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, COVID-19
    Author: Child Rights Connect

    On behalf of Child Rights Connect, we would like to thank you for joining the webinar “Sharing good practices on how to engage in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)”. If you missed the webinar, you can find the recording here and the summary notes here.

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  • Webinar recording: UNCRC – Supporting Families

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Right to life, survival and development, Best interests of the child
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    On behalf of Parenting across Scotland, we would like to thank you for joining the second webinar about the UNCRC and families titled “UNCRC – Supporting Families”.

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  • Updated Childline posters for primary and secondary schools

    Date: 22nd October 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: NSPCC

    NSPCC Learning has updated its series of Childline posters encouraging primary and secondary school children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

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  • Nine steps to reach families remotely

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, COVID-19
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    Many organisations are unable to rely on their normal means of reaching the communities they serve because of COVID-19 and digital exclusion adds additional barrier to finding a solution. The Reaching Families Remotely project has shared nine steps organisations can take to aid day-to-day delivery of services and to shape new service designs to ensure effective and meaningful engagement with families.

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  • Human rights and climate change fact sheet

    Date: 26th March 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
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    This factsheet addresses the frequently asked questions on human rights and climate change with a section focusing on the impact of climate change on children and their rights.

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  • What the UNCRC means to children’s healthcare

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
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    A new booklet has been developed for healthcare professionals to explore and learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the importance of these rights in healthcare settings. The resources were co-produced with children and young people.

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  • Childonomics: measuring the impacts of investing in children and families

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Funding
    Author: Eurochild

    In the past five years, Eurochild has been working on combining economic discipline with children’s rights. Its conceptual framework and methodology to ‘measure the long-term social and economic return on investing in children and families’, together with the findings of its case studies from Romania and Malta, are now available on its website.

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  • Free online course on childcare approaches for vulnerable children

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare
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    The course helps build an understanding of how to care for vulnerable children. It is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with them or has an interest in this area.

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  • Watch ‘Putting children at the heart of Europe’s recovery’

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty
    Author: Eurochild

    Watch the highlights video of Eurochild’s webinar series focused on how to bring a children’s rights perspective to Europe’s recovery from COVID-19 and the economic crisis. 

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  • Wellbeing toolkit 2020

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

    Within this toolkit are new ways for parents and carers to promote wellbeing, health, and respect in both themselves and their children. The toolkit is intended to help all parents and carers with children of all ages, cultures, backgrounds or beliefs.

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