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UN Convention on the rights of the child: UK Concluding Observations 2008

DescriptionUN Convention on the rights of the child: UK Concluding Observations 2008
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Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2009
Website Publication DateJanuary 30, 2009

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ISBN 978 0 7559 5949 5

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Contents

Implementation of the UNCRC
Fairness and Equality
Freedom to be a Child
Family Life and Children in Care
Health and Wellbeing
Education and Play
Children Seeking Asylum
Child Trafficking and Child Exploitation
Youth Justice
Other International Laws

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child examined the UK in September 2008 to see how well it is protecting children's human rights.

Every 5 years the UK has to report to a special United Nations Committee on what is happening about children's rights. The committee is made up of experts from around the world.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child examined the UK in September 2008 to see how well it is protecting children's human rights. The Scottish Government took part in this.

The committee has made more than 100 concluding observations (recommendations) about where the UK must do more to put the UNConvention on the Rights of the Child ( UNCRC) fully into practice.

Most of these recommendations are aimed at the UK Government, but many of them are relevant to us in Scotland too. The Scottish Government supports the UNCRC and has said it will do more to implement children's rights in Scotland. It will use these recommendations to think about what more it needs to do.

A convention is a collection of rules or things that should be done. One of the most important UN Conventions is about children's rights - your rights.

This document is also available on the Scottish Government website: www.scotland.gov.uk