Introducing Children’s Rights

By Families Outside

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which we are all entitled in order to live with dignity, equality and fairness, and to develop and reach our potential. Human rights are:

  • universal
  • inalienable (not taken/given away)
  • indivisible
  • interdependent (loss of one impacts all).

Everyone, including children, has these rights, no matter what their circumstances. Under international law, states/governments are obliged to respect, protect and fulfill human rights. To find out more go to the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s website.

This training presentation gives respondents an understanding of children’s rights, rights frameworks (e.g. UNCRC) and rights-based legislation (e.g. the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014).

This online training tool should take no more than 10 minutes.


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