Consultation on incorporating the UNCRC: Response

The Consortium has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on legislation which would incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Drawing on discussion with our members, we strongly supported the Government’s commitment to incorporate the Convention, as it would strengthen the rights of all children in Scotland. However, we urged the Government to aim for the fullest and strongest form of incorporation possible. Specifically, we asked that public authorities be given not only the duty to comply with the legislation, but also the duty to give due regard to consider children’s rights in every strategic decision.

The full text of our response is available here.