Together, a Scottish alliance for children’s rights, has launched the State of Children’s Rights report 2013. The report reviews the extent to which children in Scotland can enjoy the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It directs recommendations towards a number of agencies, in particular the Scottish Government which is currently considering the general principles of the forthcoming Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill. It also highlights the UN’s comment on the importance of services which support recovery following domestic abuse, naming Cedar as a positive example of such a service!
The report was launched on 20th November, Universal Children’s Day, by the Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell MSP. A panel including our very own Heather Coady discussed the 4 General Comments of the UNCRC adopted in February of this year.
Read the full State of Children’s Rights report 2013 here