MacKay Hannah

Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland: What will it mean for your organisation?


10:00 Chair's opening remarks

10:05 How implementing the UNCRC can transform children’s lives in Scotland
Tam Baillie, former Children and Young People’s Commissioner (Scotland)

  • Why and how will UNCRC rights implementation matter?
  • What should organisations do to plan and prepare for compliance?
  • Changing how we think about children, children’s rights and the cost benefit of UNCRC

10:20 What putting children’s human rights at the heart of decision making means
Martin Dorchester, Chief Executive, Includem
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  • Who decides? Rethinking decision making
  • Reflecting and including the perspectives of children and young people
  • What will organisations putting children’s human rights first look and act like?

10:35 Delivering a proactive culture of accountability for children’s rights across public services

  • Understanding what you are trying to achieve
  • What needs to change?
  • What will real accountability mean in translating rights into practice?

10:50-11:00 Discussion and Q&A

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Excellent all-round conference. Much food for thought and left with my questions answered.

Glenn Elder, Glasgow City Council,
Delegate - Planning Conference 2019

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