“Seen, Heard, Included”: Putting the voices of disabled children and young people at the heart of the development of a National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy
24th November 2023 by Children's Rights Team
‘Transitions from school can be scary; change is a big thing to navigate, and knowing what it will entail is hard’ (Young Person contributing to the development of the National Transitions Strategy) One policy team in Scottish Government that has demonstrated a strong commitment to listening to young people’s voice is the Supporting Disabled Children...
23rd November 2023 by Children's Rights Team
The Children’s Rights Unit have recently commissioned 8 new projects through their Innovation Fund and young people have been involved from the start! The fund was established to provide financial support for testing and implementing creative approaches to embedding children’s rights in public bodies. This blog focuses on how children and young people were involved...
20th November 2023 by Children's Rights Team
To mark World Children’s Day 2023 we invited young people from the Scottish Youth Parliament to ask Ms Don, the Minister for Children and Young People and Keeping the Promise, their questions about the work to embed children’s rights into Scots law.
18th October 2023 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Update for children and young people from Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice on the progress Scottish Government are making to give legal protection for children's rights in Scotland. This includes your right to express your views on matters affecting you and for those views to be given due weight.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.