Scottish Parliamentary motion – childrens’ rights
Alison McInnes MSP, Liberal Democrat for North East Scotland Region lodged the following motion in Parliament at the begining of June 2011. This was supported by the following MSPs: Patricia Ferguson, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Jim Hume, Mike MacKenzie, David Stewart, Patrick Harvie.
S4M-00176 Alison McInnes: European Prisoners’ Children Week
That the Parliament notes that European Prisoners’ Children Week will take place from 1 to 8 June 2011; recognises that, across Europe, more than 800,000 children have one or more parents in prison; notes that this includes many children in Scotland; further recognises that the rights of children with imprisoned parents are enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the European Convention on Human Rights, and believes that everyone must play a part in ensuring that the rights of all such children are protected, that they receive the support that they need and that prison visiting arrangements recognise the need to protect the child-parent bond