Presentation on theme: "The Rights of Children and Young People"— Presentation transcript:
1The Rights of Children and Young People Human Rights Education & Active Citizenship27th October 2011City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow
2UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Adopted by the UN in 1989Recognition that children need special care and attention193 State PartiesOptional ProtocolsRatified by the UK in 1991
3About Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People Promote and safeguard the rights of children and young peopleReview law, policy and practicePromote good practice by service providersCarry out and commission researchInvolve children and young people in our work (as well as organisations working with them)InvestigateHave regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
4Quick Quiz.. What do you know about Scotland’s Commissioner and the UNCRC?
5Using the articles of the UNCRC in your day to day work
6The Rights of Children and Young People Bill What does this mean for you?