Message to children and young people from Minister for Children and Young People
16th March 2023 by Clare Haughey MSP - Minister for Children and Young People
To the Children and Young People of Scotland I wanted to say thank you to the children and young people from Scotland who are participating in an important event happening in Spring with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva. The group from Scotland – known as #TeamScotlandUN – have...
Scotland’s suicide prevention strategy and action plan
17th January 2023 by Jen Swan
Scotland’s new suicide prevention strategy and action plan were published in 2022. We asked Dominic & Oliver from the Suicide Prevention Policy & Delivery Team to blog about how they developed these, and in particular how they engaged with a wide and varied range of people and organisations. Scotland’s new suicide prevention strategy and action...
Human Rights Lived Experience Board
9th December 2022 by Mhairi Snowdon
We invited Mhairi Snowdon, Director of Human Rights Consortium Scotland, to blog about the Scottish Government “Human Rights Lived Experience Board”. Mhairi and her colleagues at the Consortium co-facilitated the Board.
The launch of the UNCRC parents booklet
24th November 2022 by Shelly Coyne
World Children’s Day 2022 (20th November 2022) saw the launch of a new and much anticipated booklet for parents, carers and family members. The booklet provides information about children’s rights and introduces the United Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Message from Minister for Children and Young People on World Children’s Day
20th November 2022 by Clare Haughey MSP - Minister for Children and Young People
Dear Children and Young People of Scotland, I’m writing to you on World Children’s Day to emphasise the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to children’s rights, tell you about the progress we’re making to deliver your rights and to thank you for the part that you play in making human rights real in Scotland. We want...
Better Tribunals: a co-production approach with child service users
18th November 2022 by May Dunsmuir, President of the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland
The Additional Support Needs Tribunal in Scotland puts Article 12 of the UNCRC into practice to co-produce the new design and environment of the Tribunal to meet the needs of the children using the service.
Young Scot’s co-created UNCRC social media campaign
17th November 2022 by Shelly Coyne
In this blog Shelly reflects on being inspired by the young people she worked with co-designing an awareness raising social media campaign. She also shares how her perspective on children’s rights have changed and her feelings about participation, done well.
Understanding and being understood – the importance of inclusive communications and child-friendly materials
16th November 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
Information is a key foundation of children's rights and good participation practice. Providing information in child-friendly ways is vital for government. We share examples of best practice.
Know your lefts, know your rights: co-designing a children’s rights animation
15th November 2022 by Lesleyann Russell
Scottish Government's Children's Rights Unit worked with Renfrewshire Youth and Partners in Advocacy to develop the animation 'Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland: An exploration of rights in our communities', created by MPG. Young people co-designed the pitch for the video and the design and narrative of the final animation.
Countdown to World Children’s Day
14th November 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
The Empowered Children and Young People’s Team at Scottish Government celebrate World Children's Day. They invite young people to sign up to UNICEF’s Voices of Youth project and share the work they've been doing to support children's rights.