Published, 14 December 2017

Report shines light on steps taken to further children's rights

A new report launched by Together, an alliance of Scottish of children's charities, shines a light on the steps taken by public bodies to further children's rights.

Together 2017 State of Children's Rights in Scotland, looks at good practice through a wide range of case studies across the areas of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The report is a tool for public bodies to take forward children's rights.

The aim of the report to act as an inspirational and encouraging tool for public bodies to draw from when exploring how to embed children and young people's rights into their own policy and practice.

It's a timely read, as the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 establishes duties on Scottish Ministers and public bodies to contribute toward the realisation of children and young people's rights.

Free online course

CELCIS is running a free massive online open course (MOOC) which delves into the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, as part of the UNCRC.

Open to all, the course if of particular relevance to child protection professionals, social workers, care workers, lawyers and state and government officials.

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