In 2017, Together held a series of four one-day interdisciplinary and cross-sector seminars which sought to improve -- and address gaps -- in the implementation and monitoring of the UNCRC in Scotland. Each seminar examined the UNCRC from the perspectives of law, practice, policy and next steps for implementation. The seminar series was held in partnership between Together, the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh, and the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection (CCWP) at the University of Stirling. The series was funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII).
The seminar series dates were:
- The UNCRC in Law: Friday 10th February 2017
- The UNCRC in Practice: Monday 20th March 2017
- The UNCRC in Policy: Monday 24th April 2017
- The UNCRC Going Forwards: Thursday 1st June
1. The UNCRC in Law
The first seminar explored the strengths and weaknesses of using legislation to progress UNCRC implementation. A number of materials have been created from the seminar and these can be accessed below.