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The Rights of Children and Young People Human Rights Education & Active Citizenship 27th October 2011 City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow.

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1 The Rights of Children and Young People Human Rights Education & Active Citizenship 27th October 2011 City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow

2 Adopted by the UN in 1989 Recognition that children need special care and attention 193 State Parties Optional Protocols Ratified by the UK in 1991 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

3 About Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People Promote and safeguard the rights of children and young people Review law, policy and practice Promote good practice by service providers Carry out and commission research Involve children and young people in our work (as well as organisations working with them) Investigate Have regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

4 Quick Quiz.. What do you know about Scotland’s Commissioner and the UNCRC?

5 Using the articles of the UNCRC in your day to day work

6 The Rights of Children and Young People Bill What does this mean for you?

7 Contact Information Tel: Website:


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