Scottish Government wants to hear your thoughts on the UNCRC

Join us online to help shape how it becomes incorporated into law!


Event Information:  

🎂 11-25 (inclusive) 

📅 Tuesday 12th March 5-8pm on Zoom with breaks 


📅 Wednesday 27th March 5-8pm on Zoom with breaks 

🗺️ Anywhere in Scotland  

About the UNCRC being incorporated into Scots Law 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children up to the age of 18. The UNCRC includes 54 rights to be seen as a whole, so that all the rights are linked, and no right is more important than another.   

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024, known as ‘the Act’, was approved by Scottish Parliament in December 2023 and obtained Royal Assent on 16 January 2024. The Act enables the UNCRC to be incorporated into Scots law and will revolutionise children’s rights in Scotland.  

The Act aims to empower children and young people to claim their rights and ensure adults are actively protecting their rights across Scotland. 

About the online session 

We’ll be inviting you to have your say on lots of questions like: 

  • What barriers do you think some children and young people might face when trying to access their UNCRC rights? 
  • If a child or young person’s rights weren’t respected, how do you think this situation should be handled? 
  • Should public authorities create child-friendly reports on UNCRC rights? 

You don’t need any experience to apply, but it would be great if you had an interest in promoting the rights of all young people in Scotland, and making sure the voices of all young people are heard.  

We would love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved, but are particularly keen to hear from young people that feel confident in representing any of the communities below, including, but not limited to: 

  • LGBTQI+ 
  • Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority 
  • Young Carer  
  • Gypsy/Traveller 
  • Care Experience 
  • Disability 
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker  
  • Living in a Rural Area 

Sign up and Next Steps 

👉Interested in joining the UNCRC Consultation Sessions with Young Scot? Complete this short form via Smart Survey.  

We’re happy to accept this form in other ways, like a word document or verbally. If you would like to apply in a different way, please just get in touch  

Once you complete the form you will be emailed with a Zoom invitation to your chosen date.  

Sign-ups close on 8th March at 3pm. 

Got a question?

If you’ve got any questions or would like to know more about #YSHive or the UNCRC Sessions, get in touch with We’re happy to help!  

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