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...
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).
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.
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.
National Conversation on Dementia Strategy
11th November 2022 by Jen Swan
Scotland’s new dementia strategy is currently being developed. I recently caught up with Aidan and Sandhra from the Dementia Policy Unit within Scottish Government. We discussed how they are involving lived experience and other experts in the development of this new strategy, and how you can get involved too!
Let’s Talk Scottish Education: Our National Discussion
1st November 2022 by Professor Carol Campbell and Professor Alma Harris
Hear from the independent facilitators of the National Discussion on Scottish education about what the National Discussion is and why they want learners, parents, carers and education professionals to participate in the Discussion.
Collaborative approaches to planning the UNCRC national children’s rights awareness raising campaign – the story of the young people’s awareness raising subgroup
24th June 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
In our previous post ‘Taking forward UNCRC implementation in Scotland’ we highlighted our work co-planning a national awareness raising campaign on children’s rights, with children and young people involved in ‘Rights Right Now!’ We knew from the beginning that in order to make sure any Scottish Government campaign to raise awareness of children’s rights effective,...
Paths for All – dementia friendly health walks
9th June 2022 by Jen Swan
Paths for All, who are part funded by Scottish Government, involved people with dementia in the planning and design of their dementia friendly walking programme. We invited Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All to share the positive impact this has had. At Paths for All, we support a network of over 670...