The incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law gives protection to the rights of children and young people for the first time.
“There’s no question this will improve life for all children, but those who will feel the biggest impact are children whose rights are most at risk – children living in poverty, disabled children, young carers, those who have experience of the care system, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Their rights will be at the centre of every policy, law, or budgetary decision from now on. This will lead to significant change in things like addressing poverty and supporting mental health which children themselves have identified as priorities.” – Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland.
Read the Scottish Parliament’s ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill‘