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Children’s rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

  A new guide on children’s rights in Scotland has been published which includes the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and is a handy guide for those who work with children and families. The guide can be accessed here.

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Rights for Children aged 12+ with Additional Support for Learning Needs.

On 10th January 2018 the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 come into force. As of this date the rights of children aged 12 – 15 have been extended to give them many of the same rights as their parents and carers and young people over 16 under additional support for learning legislation. The Scottish Government’s intention […]

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Scottish Govt Consultation: Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families

Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families: Scottish Government Consultation on a Resource for the Information Needs of children and families In 2016 the Scottish Government set out a plan to make life better for disabled people in Scotland – this was called A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People. Part of this plan was […]

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Targets and Indicators for Health and Social Care Services in Scotland

Professor Sir Harry Burns’ report into the use of targets and indicators in Scotland – out now! Former Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns has carried out an independent national review into targets and indicators for health and social care. The review considered how targets and performance indicators can lead to the best outcomes for […]

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Inspiring Scotland Survey on Accessible Play for Children

Inspiring Scotland Surveys on Accessible Play for Children with additional support needs Inspiring Scotland Go2Play colleagues are commissioning researcher Theresa Casey to write a guide to developing inclusive play spaces. As part of her research she is conducting two short surveys. What makes play areas accessible and inclusive? Two short surveys. This survey is for […]

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Rights to Care Booklet for Children and Young People

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) have produced a really useful booklet Rights to Care that describes the rights of people leaving care, in relation to ‘Continuing Care’ and ‘Aftercare’. This has important connections to Self-directed Support for those leaving care. In 2014, the Scottish Government passed a law that made some important changes for young […]

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