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16 & 17 Year Old Voters Oral Question, 08/10/14 [S]
During Question Time on 8 October 2014 Joan McAlpine (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what evaluation will be done of the work carried out by schools to help prepare 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the referendum.

Children and Young People's Summit Oral Question, 08/10/14 [S]
During Question Time on 8 October 2014 Graeme Dey (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how plans for the children and young peopleís summit are progressing.

Repeal of Human Rights Act Motion, 06/10/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2014 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on the repeal of the Human Rights Act.

Extending the Voting Franchise, Motion, 25/09/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 25 September 2014 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on Voting Franchise for 16 and 17 year olds.

Young Voters Motion, 23/09/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 23 September 2014 by Roderick Campbel (SNP) on extending voting franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds

Stop and Search Written Answer, 08/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Governement whether it has (a) had any discussions with Police Scotland and (b) issued Police Scotland with any instruction or guidance regarding the appropriateness of searching children.

Stop and Search Written Answer, 08/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Governement whether it considers the non-statutory stop and search of people under the age of 18 to be consistent with its obligations under Articles 3 and 16 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Charities challenge Government to assess impact of its policies on childrenís human rights, 29/05/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Leading charities warn that the governmentís report to the UN Committee on Childrenís Rights showed that it was failing to evaluate how policies on welfare reform, cuts to childrenís services and a rising cost of living are causing more children to fall through the human rights safety net.

The fifth periodic report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: United Kingdom, 29/05/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This report explains how Ministers have responded to the Committee on the Rights of the Childís concerns about the protection of childrenís human rights in the UK and presents the governmentís review of its progress in implementing the UN Convention on Childrenís Rights since 2008.

Information for Young People who are Looked After Away From Home, 04/04/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published information on children's rights for young people looked after away from home.