The ALLIANCE’s draft response: Children’s Rights: Consultation on incorporating the UNCRC into our domestic law in Scotland

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 21st August 2019

We welcome feedback on our draft response to the Scottish Government's United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child consultation.

The Scottish Government is seeking views on how best to incorporate ‘gold standard’ for children’s rights into domestic law and improve the lives of children and young people.  In response to the Scottish Government’s call for responses to their consultation, closing 28 August 2019, the ALLIANCE has drafted a response welcoming the public’s views before our final submission.

To inform the submission, we consulted with our members, the third sector, and members of the public during two events on 8 July 2019 and 11 July 2019. Views expressed included:

  • Support for immediate and full incorporation
  • Clear and accessible pathways towards redress
  • The need for a diverse children and young person’s advisory group

If you would like to share your thoughts on our draft response, please feel free to contact Amber Hagelstein or Lucy Mulvagh:

Amber Hagelstein, Development Officer, Integration and Support, at

Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, at


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