This leaflet contains a summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Report on the forty-ninth session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child outlining its conclusions and recommendations on the situation of children in Austria, Uganda, Djibouti, Lithuania, Bhutan, United Kingdom and Tanzania. Regarding the UK the Committee was concerned that in practice certain groups of children – such as Roma and Irish Travellers' children; migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children; and lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender children – continued to experience discrimination and social stigmatization.
Aberdeen Council presents information about children's rights, as well as a list of useful contacts.
Website of the SCLC which provides information and advice on all matters relating to the law and children's rights.
This resource from the BBC website presents a major thirty-part narrative history series exploring British childhood and the experience of British children over the last thousand years. Open2.net, the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC, has also produced a stimulating site to accompany the series, which can be linked to from this BBC webpage.
This resource is the fifth in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture looks at the essentials of the hearings system, human and children's rights, as well as issues of welfare and youth justice.
Scottish Executive consultation on a draft Bill intended to support the implementation of Getting it right for every child, the reform programme for children's services.
The bill would place duties on agencies to promote the well-being of children and to work together. Also included in the bill are measures to ensure that the views of children are taken into account. Grounds for referral to the Children's Hearings system would also change if the bill were passed as legislation.
Document providing a set of commonly agreed principles which can be used by all services supporting young people to help deliver the fifteen national outcomes laid down in the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework.
This podcast is a recording of the annual Stow Society Lecture (2005), and presents Kathleen Marshall, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.
Report that stresses how vital it is for the authorities to co-operate to help trafficked children get access to their rights and entitlements, as well as certainty about their immigration status, in order to move forward after escaping the exploitative situation. It aims to provide a wake-up call to teachers, social workers, third sector organisations and the police.