Our children’s rights reports outline progress on children’s rights by NES, as defined in Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and our duties as a public authority.
The protection of children is integral to the protection of their human rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international treaty and the first to bring all rights together - civil, political, economic, social, cultural and humanitarian. The UNCRC recognises that every child should grow up in a family with happiness, love and understanding and sets out obligations for the state to support children and their families.
We recognise our vital contribution through workforce education and training to promote and protect children’s rights. The reports include our progress aligned to the UNCRC clusters, recommended in the Guidance on Part 1 published in 2016 by Scottish Government.