The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child is an international agreement that protects the human rights of children under the age of 18.
In Scotland 20,000 – 27,000 children have a parent in prison each year. We spoke to some of those children to see how the UNCRC has affected them, why children should have rights, and what more they would like to see to ensure their rights are realised.
In this video a young person from Families Outside’s peer support group, MyTime Scotland, discusses her views on Article 12 – Respect for Children’s Views which states:
You have the right to speak up and have your opinions listened to, and be taken seriously by adults on things that affect you.
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