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Children and Young People Participation Framework Agreement

February 13, 2023 by No Comments | Category Contract Notices, framework agreements, Prior Information Notice, Procurement news, SMEs, Supplier Development Programme, suppliers, Third sector

Developing a sustainable, meaningful and inclusive approach to children and young people’s participation in the work of the Scottish Government

The Scottish Government intends to commission a Framework Agreement to respond to the growing need for children and young people’s participation in decision-making and policy design across Scottish Government and to ensure approaches are meaningful, coordinated and sustainable.

Specifically, the Framework is being created to establish an efficient and effective mechanism that provides the Scottish Government and other public bodies with a strategic, high quality and sustainable approach to meaningfully engage with children and young people as part of its decision-making and policy design process.

The Framework will enable policy areas across Scottish Government and public bodies to identify, recruit and engage with organisations that have the skills and expertise required to design and deliver bespoke, high quality participation activities with children and young people.

Taken from: Lundy, L. (2007) “Voice’ is not enough: conceptulising Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’, British Educational Research Journal, 33:6, Pp. 927 – 942.

Taken from: Lundy, L. (2007) “Voice’ is not enough: conceptulising Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’, British Educational Research Journal, 33:6, Pp. 927 – 942.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history. The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.”

It is envisaged that the appointed suppliers will be both organisations operating at a national level and those working within specific communities. These organisations will engage with and represent a broad range of children and young people, with particular representation of those identified as being furthest from their rights.

For more information as we progress please see the Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the Public Contracts Scotland website at View Notice – Public Contracts Scotland and register your interest in this opportunity.

We are keen to ensure that organisations that aren’t currently registered with Public Contracts Scotland have access to this new opportunity. To take part in the procurement process to be part of the Framework you must be registered on Public Contracts Scotland. To assist this process the Supplier Development Programme offers expert training, support and information to Scottish SMEs and third sector organisations interested in working with the public sector.

Here are some useful resources on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child:

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