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Children's Rights and Inclusion Strategy

Children's Rights and Inclusion Strategy

On 20 November 2020 we launched our ambitious new strategy which aims to do more to put the child or young person’s voice at the centre of the hearings system.

The Children’s Rights and Inclusion Strategy was launched on 20 November 2020 after going out for consultation on 16 July 2020, as launched by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, in the Scottish Parliament. It aims to ensure children feel able to speak openly and honestly in hearings, and that their views are given real weight in the decision making process. We also want children to feel empowered, and that they have ownership of their rights.