Developing a Skills and Knowledge Framework and Training Plan

for UNCRC Implementation in Scotland

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About The Project

The Scottish Government has funded JRS Knowhow, in collaboration with Children’s Parliament, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), JustRight Scotland, and the Observatory on Human Rights of Children at Swansea University, to create a Skills and Knowledge Framework for Scotland. This framework, along with a training plan and accompanying resources, aims to empower the public sector workforce to confidently use a child rights approach when upholding their statutory duties.

We’ve established two panels to collaborate on the Skills and Knowledge Framework:

  1. A panel of professionals and practitioners
  2. A panel of children and families

Meet Our Partners

Children & Families Panel

Recognising the importance of family life in the UNCRC and the role of families as a child’s primary educator, carer, and advocate, we’ve adopted a family approach for this project. We’ve recruited 13 families from diverse backgrounds to form the Children and Families Panel.

Using creative methods, this panel explores the relationship between family life and children’s rights while offering insights into how professionals can make rights a reality for children in Scotland…

Professional Panel

Made up of individuals from various backgrounds and regions in Scotland, the Professional Panel plays a vital role in shaping the Framework through a collaborative process. This panel consists of 22 members from eight local authorities, two NHS boards, eight public authorities, and two third sector organisations. We have members who work across Scotland, in rural, island and urban communities.

The professionals are sharing their experiences of the Scottish workforce, the opportunities and challenges…

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