The recognition that children should grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding sits at the heart of our commitment to them, and those values flow through this important report. The UNCRC covers all aspects of children’s rights and this report gives focus to those rights in the places that matter most to children: home, school and community, as well as looking at Scotland and its place in the wider world. It also importantly asks, what kind of Scotland do we want?
Scotland is fortunate to have a rich and vibrant civil society which does amazing work with and for children and young people. Their views and experience must inform the decisions we make today if we truly want to make a better Scotland for tomorrow.