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Guidance on Part 1, Section 2 (Duties of Public Authorities in relation to the UNCRC) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Published: 23 Dec 2016
Part of:
Children and families, Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781786527172

Guidance for public authorities about how they should fulfil the duties set out in Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

73 page PDF

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73 page PDF

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Guidance on Part 1, Section 2 (Duties of Public Authorities in relation to the UNCRC) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
Footnotes

73 page PDF

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Footnotes

1. Production of statutory guidance is a requirement of legislation and must be adhered to. "Non-statutory" guidance is used discretionally and produced to support delivery and advise on best practice.

2. " UNCRC requirements" in Part 1 (section 4) of the Act means the rights and obligations set out in Part 1 of the UNCRC (Articles 1 to 41) and Articles 1 to 6(1), 6(3) and 7 of the first Optional Protocol, and Articles 1 to 10 of the second Optional Protocol. An Optional Protocol is an additional UN legal mechanism that complements and adds to an international treaty after its original adoption.

3. The UNCRC assessment framework uses clusters of articles to review and report on the implementation of the Convention by State Parties.

4. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/families/rights/child-rights-wellbeing-impact-assessment

5. http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/about-childrens-rights/optional-protocols-to-the-uncrc/

6. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPACCRC.aspx

7. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

8. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPACCRC.aspx

9. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

10. Optional Protocols are additional UN legal mechanisms that complement and add to an international treaty after its original adoption. http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/about-childrens-rights/optional-protocols-to-the-uncrc/

11. /publications/scottish-ministerial-code-2016-edition

12. Scottish Government (2015) When and how to best use the Child Rights Wellbeing Impact Assessment ( CRWIA).

13. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/families/rights/child-rights-wellbeing-impact-assessment

14. The "public authorities" to which Part 1, section 2 applies are those listed in schedule 1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/8/schedule/1/enacted

15. The UNCRC assessment framework uses clusters of articles to review and report on the implementation of the Convention by State Parties.

16. Scottish Government (2015) When and how to best use the Child's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment.

17. Children's Rights Legislation in Scotland: A Quick Reference Guide http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497048.pdf

18. Ibid

19. Policy Update on Delivering the GIRFEC Approach. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00508709.pdf

20. The UK Government (as the State party) submits periodic reports (approximately every 5 years) to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on its implementation of each treaty. These reports address both reserved and devolved matters and incorporate contributions from the Scottish Government.

21. "Children's service" - a service which is provided wholly or mainly to, or for the benefit of, children (or a specific group thereof, such as looked after children or children with a disability); and "related service" - a service which, while not falling into the above category, is still capable of having a significant impact on children's wellbeing.

22. UNICEF Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Full Revise Third Edition http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_43110.html.

23. Optional Protocols are additional UN legal mechanisms that complement and add to an international treaty after its original adoption http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/about-childrens-rights/optional-protocols-to-the-uncrc/

24. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPACCRC.aspx

25. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

26. Para 48, General Comment No. 5 on the General Measures of Implementation of the UNCRC.

27. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum

28. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/06/5565

29. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2009/08/27111754/0

30. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0039/00392997.pdf

31. http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fGBR%2f5&Lang=en

32. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0042/00426765.pdf

33. http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/detail/?news=916

34. http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/pdfs/SOCRRTogetherReport2014.pdf

35. http://www.snaprights.info/what-is-snap/read-snap-in-full

36. http://www.snaprights.info/what-is-snap/year-one-report

37. http://www.snaprights.info/what-is-snap/year-two-report

38. http://www.snaprights.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SHRC_SNAP_Year_Three_report_2016.pdf

39. Scottish Human Rights Commission http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/in-practice/human-rights-based-approach/

40. Scottish Human Rights Commission http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/in-practice/human-rights-based-approach/

41. UNCRC General Principles: Non-discrimination, best interests, survival and development, and right to have views heard.

42. National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes: A framework for improving the planning and delivery of integrated health and social care outcomes http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/9966/downloads (see p14-16).


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