Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: What Next for Scotland? Learning from the UNCRC Day of General Discussion


When: Wednesday 22 June 2022, 14:00 -15:30
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

A new opportunity to further develop how Scotland can realise the rights of children in care.

Join us on 22 June when we will be holding a focused look at the themes and recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of Discussion about the rights of children and young people in need of care and protection, with our guest speakers including Ann Skelton, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Bruce Adamson, Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

We will be sharing and inviting thoughts, questions, and ideas on how the recommendations can help Scotland to achieve its ambitions to support children, young people and their families, including for The Promise and incorporation of the UNCRC.

It’s a chance to hear what issues children, young people and stakeholders raised including through a global consultation with children, feedback on the learning, and share information on outcomes and recommendations, to begin a discussion on the opportunities and implications for action in Scotland.


The 2021 Days of General Discussion (DGD), held in September, were convened by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and focused on children’s rights and alternative care.

An outcomes document, summarising and analysing the submissions to the CRC Committee, presentations, discussions, and contributions during the DGD, with recommendations is due to be published imminently.

These recommendations outlining next steps will be addressed to all countries that have signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child, human rights bodies, NGOs and civil society organisations, and will provide guidance to address key issues related to the rights of children in alternative care. 

This free online live webinar is open to anyone with an interest in the rights of children and young people in care in Scotland, including children, young people, carers, advocates, social workers, policy makers, teachers and all those working in protecting and promoting children’s rights.  

Registration details to follow soon