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The State of Children’s Rights in Scotland 2014

The State of Children’s Rights report 2014 provides a non-government perspective on the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It reflects on the past year since the publication of the State of Children’s Rights report 2013,1 discussing what progress has been made and where further efforts are needed.

The report was compiled and produced by Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) following wide consultation with children’s organisations across Scotland. This involved gathering evidence, research reports and consultation responses from 25 children’s organisations working across a wide range of issues including disability, justice and health. This was followed by a series of thematic focus groups on issues including children affected by imprisonment, disability and mental health, and recreation, culture and play. The State of Children’s Rights report 2014 is a culmination of the evidence received throughout the consultation alongside further desk research into issues that have been highlighted by Together’s members as being of particular priority.