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Article 12 in Scotland Annual Reports

Annual report and financial statement 2021 – 22

Electronic and hard copies of past annual reports are available on request.  Please email: [email protected] for further information.

Scottish Government Resources

An Introduction to Children’s Rights: 20 minute training tool
This resource is aimed at anyone who wants or needs to better understand children’s rights, for example:
• Parents, carers and families;
• Children and young people;
• Local and national government employees;
• Those who work in the children’s sector;
• Anyone interested in children’s rights.
Access the training tool.

Consultation responses

Incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is currently progressing through the Scottish Parliament.  As part of the process the Equalities and Human Rights Committee [EHRiC] put our a call for views on the bill as it stands at phase one.  Article 12 in Scotland’s submission to the EHRiC’s call can be downloaded here.

Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law. Download here.

Note: The Scottish Government has set up a UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board.  Its remit is ‘to provide strategic oversight of a comprehensive and joined-up programme to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’.  Article 12 will be monitoring and evaluating its progress.

Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the reform and modernisation of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. Download here.

Article 12 in Scotland and Partner UNCRC Reports

Getting it Right for young people in Scotland living with mental illness in their family – young people’s views on the most recent UNCRC Committee’s Concluding Observations

Outlining the key issues and concerns of  young people from Glasgow Association for Mental Health [GAMH]: Young Carers Project.


In 2015, Article 12 in Scotland published I Witness: The UNCRC in Scotland – Young People’s Voices: a narrative rich insight into the concerns, experiences, hopes and aspirations of five of the most marginalised groups of young people in Scotland – in their own words, on their own terms and according to their own realities; ensuring that the rights of all Scotland’s young people are recognised, respected and promoted; without conditions attached.

This report I Witness: The Concluding Observations contains the views, opinions and recommendations of the young people who participated in our research processes, with regards to the Concluding Observations published in 2016, and the issues which they feel continue to impact upon their lives, and those of their families, friends and communities.


Article 12 in Scotland’s most recent alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.  Young people’s views on the state of children and young people’s rights in Scotland – the report includes the views of young Gypsy/Travellers, looked after young people, young people with disabilities, young carers and young offenders.


Article 12 in Scotland’s 2008 alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.