Our views on how best to incorporate the UN’s ‘gold standard’ for children’s rights into Scots law and improve the lives of children and young people has now been submitted.
To summarise, we welcomed the commitment made by the Scottish Government to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law before the end of this session of parliament in 2021 and our response asked for greater visibility to be given to the health rights of children and young people.
Within our response we commended the work of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland and Together on producing the Draft Children’s Rights (Scotland) Bill and the importance of meeting the international ‘gold standard’ for incorporating the UNCRC into Scots law.
We joined with Together and 35 of its members to sign a joint letter to the Minister for Children and Young People, highlighting the importance of meeting the international ‘gold standard’ for incorporating the UNCRC into Scots law.
CLICK HERE to find out more about how Together members call for ‘gold standard’ model of UNCRC incorporation
We also worked with YouthLink Scotland, who were commissioned by the Scottish Government to organise and run an engagement event with young people aged between 12-18 years where they could share their views on Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots Law.
CLICK HERE to find out more about our work with Youthlink Scotland
By working independently and together with others in our sector our hope is that in the future more children and young people in Scotland will be able to realise their right to the best quality healthcare.