rights

Having your say? : the same as you?

'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities was published in 2000. It set out a 10-year programme of change that would support children and adults with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome) to lead a full life, giving them choice about where they live and what they do.

Civil rights in Scotland: young people's rights

Part of the Citizens Advice Bureau AdviceGuide website. It contains information on the rights of children and young people in Scotland. in particular on discrimination, proof of age, punishment, religion and voting.

The Law-Practice Relationship

This learning object is suitable for use in conjunction case studies once students have appreciated the basic framework of the legal rules. These materials raise awareness of: the complexity of the relationship between law and social work in practice; the breadth of legal knowledge necessary for effective practice; the fact that law cannot be seen in isolation from values, and must be subject to critical analysis; how different options for practice balance legal rules, moral rules and individual and collective rights.

Children's rights (Aberdeen Council)

Aberdeen Council presents information about children's rights, as well as a list of useful contacts.

Young refugees : a guide to the rights and entitlements of separated refugee children

This guide is about the rights and entitlements of separated refugee and asylum-seeking children in England (often described as unaccompanied children). These are children under 18 years of age who are outside their country and separated from both parents or their legal/customary primary care-giver. The majority of separated children come to the UK alone. However, some children become separated in the UK after informal foster arrangements or family break down.

History of the Abortion Law in the UK

This website presents the history of Abortion Law in the UK. It's a brief description of the history.

briefing: why some women need later abortion

Access to safe, legal abortion is a crucial issue for women. There is no completely effective contraceptive method and world wide in countries where abortion is criminalised, tens of thousands of women die every year as a consequence of unsafe abortion. The right to have an abortion is consistently well supported in Britain. This briefing paper has been produced to provide evidence-based information on the issues under discussion.

'Voice of the Child' Under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 : Giving Due Regard for Children's Views in All Matters that Affect Them : Volume 1

The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 brings together aspects of family, child care and adoption law that affect children. The Act seeks to incorporate the 3 key principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – i.e. non- discrimination; a child’s welfare as a primary consideration; and listening to children’s views, into Scottish legislation and practice.

Abortion Rights website

Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign. A campaign to defend and extend women's rights and access to safe, legal abortion.

Black Presence : Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850

'Black Presence: Asian and Black History in Britain' is a partnership between The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) and the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), funded by the New Opportunities Fund. This exhibition appears on 'Pathways to the Past', the National Archives' website for lifelong learners. The exhibition covers Black and Asian history in Britain from 1500 to 1850.