Commissioner’s speech to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: Access to Justice and accountability for children and young people in alternative care, their families, and adults who grew up in care
July 2020. This independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment is a thorough analysis of how emergency laws and policies around the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the human rights of children and young people in Scotland.
Undertaken by the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland, it is the biggest Children’s Rights Impact Assessment in the world that’s been done on laws and policies passed in response to COVID-19.
In this video we made with Who Cares? Scotland, care-experienced young person Darren explains your rights to aftercare.
Video: Continuing Care explained.
Rights to Care Flowchart.
We’ve worked with Who Cares? Scotland to produce a booklet that explains the rights of care experienced young around Continuing Care and Aftercare.
Additional information about the rights care experienced young people have under Scots law.
Former Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to the draft guidance around the Act from a perspective explicitly based on children’s rights.