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Schools to return in August

On 23rd June 2020, the Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP updated Parliament on plans to reopen schools.


How are our children doing?

Since the start of the lockdown the Children's Parliament has been engaging children aged eight to 14 in a conversation about their experiences of the virus and of lockdown.


June 2020

Supporting families seminar

Supporting Families: a rights-based approach

Many families in Scotland are struggling because of austerity. Finances, housing and health are all under pressure. The UNCRC states that the family is the most appropriate place for children and that parents hold rights on behalf of their children, and that the state has a duty to support parents in delivering these rights. Home-Start Scotland and Parenting across Scotland have come together to explore how the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law can support families to exercise these rights on behalf of their children.

The seminar heard from:

Read report and view presentations here