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December 06
ENABLE Scotland calls for UN Convention to apply to all public bodies

ENABLE Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law.  In our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Rights of Children and Young People Bill, we told the Government that their proposals do not go far enough and that duties should also apply to decisions made by public bodies in Scotland, including local authorities and health boards, not just the Scottish Government.

Mike Holmes, Executive Director of ENABLE Scotland said:  “We are pleased that the Scottish Government is consulting on the Rights of Children and Young People Bill and is proposing legislation to embed the UNCRC within the Scottish Government’s decision-making and day-to-day business.

We think this should apply to all of Scotland’s public bodies – they are the very ones that deliver front-line services and this is where we see rights being infringed.   Many young people who have learning disability endure bullying and discrimination as a direct result of their disability and many do not have the right level of additional support they need in school to achieve their full potential.”

Click here to view ENABLE Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Rights of Children and Young People Bill.

  
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