Children's rights to be enshrined in Scottish law

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The Fostering Network welcomes the decision by the Scottish Government to enshrine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scottish law by the end of this parliament term. This will ensure that the rights of children, young people and their families will be built into all aspects of public life in Scotland.

Sara Lurie, Director of the Fostering Network in Scotland, said: 'This is an amazing and significant step. It is becoming a reality- children and young people’s rights will be incorporated into Scottish Law! Huge thanks to all the children, young people and organisations who have campaigned to bring us to this day!'

The Bill will now be considered by the Scottish Parliament, which will shortly invite people to share their views.
If you would like more information about what the Bill does or to read a draft Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment you can email or go to the Scottish government website.
Read a summary of the UNCRC.