The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) applies to everyone under the age of 18.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is ratified by 196 countries and has 54 articles that cover all the aspects of a child’s life and sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children are entitled to.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in September 2020. On 16 March 2021, MSPs voted unanimously for the Bill to become law in Scotland, meaning public authorities will have to comply with children’s rights. The Bill will commence six months from Royal Assent.
CALA is fully committed to ensuring Children’s Rights underpin all our work for and with children and young people.
On this page you will find:
- Tools and resources to share with children and young people you are working with.
- Useful resource tools, guidance and websites to support practitioners to implement children’s rights in practice and raise awareness with parents/carers