Changing our World, Children in Scotland’s children and young people’s advisory group, spoke to Policy and Participation Manager, Elaine Kerridge, about what matters to children and young people.
“CYP need to know about their rights so that they can speak out when they are not being upheld.”
“Everyone in the community has a responsibility to uphold children’s rights.”
“Would have to be over and above UNCRC”
“Not everyone knows about the UNCRC… they should tell more people about it and do special assemblies about the UNCRC in schools.”
“We want Scotland to be a world leader in engaging with young people in all decision-making processes about the digital world.”
Young people discuss how mental health relates to their rights and taking a human-rights approach to mental health support and services.
“The government should listen to what we think about our rights.”
Children who attended the seminar in Glasgow, March 2017, discuss the rights to live free from discrimination and to be respected.