Supporting Disable Children, Young People and their families

Closes 5th September 2018
This consultation focuses on the content and format of a public resource that will look to provide information, based on the lived experiences of disabled children, young people, and their families across three pillars: rights and information, accessibility of support, and transitions. The information you see in the consultation document will be developed into a website and mobile device app. The case studies reflect the lived experiences of disabled children, young people of their families and help to highlight examples of best practice.  More HERE

Progressing Children’s Rights in Scotland: An Action Plan 2018 – 21

Closes 26th September 2018
The UNCRC underpins Scottish Minsters’ ambitions to make Scotland the best place to grow up, be educated and to bring up children. Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, places specific duties on all Scottish Ministers to keep under consideration steps which would or might secure better or further effect in Scotland of the UNCRC and to promote public awareness and understanding of children’s rights. Ministers are also required to report every 3 years to the Scottish Parliament on progress and their plans for the next 3 year period.  The Scottish Government is currently preparing a Report on all its activity in taking forward children’s rights since June 2015, when the duties came into effect. The report is not subject to this consultation. A separate Action Plan will set out identified actions for taking forward the rights of the child from 2018 until 2021. This consultation seeks views on the proposed content of the Action Plan. More HERE

Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy

Closes 28th September 2018
The 1995 Act is centred on the needs of children and their families. It defines parental responsibilities and rights in relation to children. It sets out the duties and powers available to public authorities to support children and their families and to intervene when the child's welfare requires it. This consultation seeks views on reforming part 1 of the 1995 Act which covers parental responsibilities and rights and on creating a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. It also seeks your views on other matters related to family law, such as aspects of the Children’s Hearings System. More HERE