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Children's Rights & the UNCRC in Scotland

Victim Support Scotland

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Children's Rights & the UNCRC in Scotland

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Target Audience:

Local authorities

Children’s Hearings Scotland

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

Health Boards

A board constituted under section 2(1)(b) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

The Scottish Qualifications Authority

Skills Development Scotland

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

The Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Sports Council

Police Scotland

The Scottish Police Authority

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Legal Aid Board

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Housing Regulator

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Creative Scotland

Voluntary Organisations



Course Summary:

Participants will learn about the key provisions of the UNCRC and will participate in an activity designed to increase their awareness of Articles 1-42 of the UNCRC.


The training then moves on to look at what this means to children, and adults working with children in Scotland.  The Children and Young people (Scotland) Act 2014 plays a significant role in affording children in Scotland some of the rights laid out in the UNCRC. Participants will gain an understanding of some of the changes under this act brings, such as the role of the Named Person and the GIRFEC approach. Participants will also be reminded of the Scottish Government’s commitment to children and young people prior to the 2014 Act as detailed in Children’s Charter.


Participants will be introduced to organisations and initiatives that enable children to exercise their rights such as The Children’s Parliament and The Children’s Commissioner for Scotland and Together.


Participants will be asked to think about and discuss what they do in their role that supports children and young people to exercise their rights and what they might do differently in the future.


Finally the training touches on child protection and what individuals should do to safeguard children and young people. 


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Outline the key provisions and list the articles of United Nations Convention on the rights of the child
  • Analyse the significance of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
  • Discuss key elements of the national approach to support the UNCRC including GIRFEC, Wellbeing and the role of the Named Person.
  • Identify other initiatives that allow children to exercise their rights as set out in the UNCRC
  • Identify how you can support children to exercise their rights under the UNCRC as part of your role.


Handout & CPD Certificates provided

Do you have questions about Children's Rights & the UNCRC in Scotland? Contact Victim Support Scotland

When & Where

Victim Support Scotland
10 Bothwell Street
G2 6LU Glasgow
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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