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.
11th September 2023 by Local Governance Review
Guest blog on the Local Governance Review's community engagement 'Democracy matters'
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...
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.
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).
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!
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,...