This research project was commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit.
This unit will help you to understand the issues surrounding children's rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens. You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse children's needs. It is at Intermediate Level and should take 1 hour to complete. The course was published on 13th July 2011. It is part of the Open Learn section of Open University and all materials are freely available over the internet.
This booklet gives young people practical help and advice about dealing with bullying behaviour.It has been developed by respectme, Scotland’s Anti-
Bullying Service, and has been put together in partnership with ChildLine and children and young people. It’s designed to give children and young people the confidence and skills to make better choices when dealing with bullying situations.
Report that gives the views of young people who are about to leave boarding schools for adult life, of residential students in further education colleges, and of care leavers, about learning and preparing for life as independent adults. It compares the views of those moving into independent adulthood from these very different backgrounds.
Update to 'Do the Right Thing' - the Scottish Government's 2009 response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN committee on the Rights of the Child.
Assessment that examines the effect that welfare reforms introduced since 2010 has had on children’s right to a decent standard of living and the potential effects of proposed changes within the Welfare Reform Bill 2012.
The rights of children and young people are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The Convention sets out what a child can expect from others as a result of their government’s commitment to respect their rights.
The Scottish Government has made a commitment to make sure that the UNCRC is a reality in Scotland – that children’s rights are recognised and their voices heard and listened to.
This document proposes that 'Getting it right for every child' will help make the UNCRC a reality for children and young people in Scotland.
Midterm report by the four Children's Commissioners that has been written in the context of their continued and ongoing dialogue with each UK administration and tier of government.
It is not a comprehensive assessment of every Article in the UNCRC. Instead it has collected evidence from their work focused on five areas: participation, disabled children, child poverty, children seeking asylum and juvenile justice. Where there is evidence it affirms progress but where there is demonstrable lack of improvement in children and young people’s lives, concerns are voiced.
Report of a web survey to ask children for their views and experiences of recent Ofsted inspections of their children’s homes or boarding schools. Homes and schools that were recently inspected were written to, and asked to pass on invitations to children there to fill in the survey.
The survey ran from January to February 2011.
Children's views on the recommendations of the Family Justice Review Panel, 2011.