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UNCRC Written Answer, 27/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 27 February 2014 in response to Simon Wright's (LD) question asking the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish an action plan to address the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Children and Young People Bill passed, 19/02/14 [S]
Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell has welcomed Parliament’s backing for new laws to provide greater support for children and families.

Realising the rights of every child everywhere: moving forward with the EU, 12/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This report from UNICEF and Eurochild highlights the current and future role of the EU in realising children’s rights across internal and external policy and action.

Human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and young people in the UK, 12/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The government has published its response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ report which made a series of recommendations about the best interests, rights, protection and support of unaccompanied migrant children and young people.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2, 05/02/14 [S]
Scottish Parliament Information Centre Briefing on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

Rights Written Answer, 18/12/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in response to Sarah Teather's (LD) question asking the Leader of the House what steps he has taken to ensure that the parliamentary Counsel are made aware of the UK's international human rights obligations relating to children including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Education Committee considers Children and Young People Bill at Stage 2, 17/12/13 [S]
During its meeting of 17 December 2013 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee considered the Children and Young People at Stage 2.

Human Rights Debate, 10/12/13 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 10 December 2013 MSPs debated human rights. The debate was introduced by the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Roseanna Cunningham.

Rights Written Answer, 26/11/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jayne Baxter's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what consideration it gave to children’s rights in drawing up the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.

Rights Written Answer, 26/11/13 [S]
Written Answer to this Alison Johnstone's (Green) question asking the Scottish Government what information it has on how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have achieved a UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award and what percentage of such schools this represents.