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 9 – Keeping Families Together, which states:

That a child or young person shouldn’t be separated from their parents unless:

  • staying with their parents could be harmful to them; or
  • it’s impossible for them to stay with their parents

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