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Do the Right Thing: children's rights progress report

Published: 11 May 2012
Part of:
Children and families, Equality and rights
ISBN:
9781780457963

A progress report on our response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

64 page PDF

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64 page PDF

5.1MB

Contents
Do the Right Thing: children's rights progress report
16 Support delivery of Curriculum for Excellence health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes

64 page PDF

5.1MB

16 Support delivery of Curriculum for Excellence health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes

What the Committee said:

"The Committee recommends that the State party intensify its efforts in order to provide adolescents with appropriate reproductive health services, including reproductive health education in the school.

The Committee recommends that the State party continue to address the issue of substances use by adolescents across the State party, including by… providing children with accurate and objective information on toxic substances, as well as support to those attempting to abandon their use or dependency."

Progress to date

  • The Scottish Government has worked, and continues to work, closely with Education Scotland, NHS and other partners to support the delivery of the health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes.
  • A variety of resources are available to build confidence and support the professional development of teachers to deliver the health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes.
  • Education Scotland has established a Health and Wellbeing National Glow Group which facilitates discussions between school practitioners from across Scotland.
  • The Scottish Government works closely with Education Scotland, NHS and other providers and sectors to create strong partnerships which ensures consistent messages about health and wellbeing.

Next steps

  • The Scottish Government will continue to work closely with Education Scotland, NHS Scotland and other partners to support the delivery of the health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes.
  • In conjunction with Education Scotland, NHSScotland and other partners, the Scottish Government will develop a national strategy and action plan for health and wellbeing in schools, by the end of 2012.
  • The Scottish Government will continue to work with, and support, youth work and youth information organisations to provide relevant and accurate information that encourages young people to make healthy and positive life choices.

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