The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child lists human rights which apply to every person under the age of 18.
The Scottish Government wants to set these rights into Scots Law and is asking for views on this.
The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background. Article 2
You can download a summary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child here: UNCRC_summary-1
You can find out more here and download the full UNCRC – UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
There is a guide to the UNCRC available to download here: UNCRC Guide
The online consultation is available until the 14th of August. To access it click on this link:
Children’s Rights: Consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland
Do not be put off by the wording of some of the questions. Answer the ones that you wish to. Your views are important.
Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them. Article 17