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This is our space to share organisational updates, blogs, and ideas.

Are we ready to commit to the idea of a violence-free childhood?
On 14th June our outgoing Co-director Colin Morrison attended a roundtable hosted by the Education, Children, and Young People Committee of the Sco…
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A tale of two reports
Our outgoing Co–director Colin Morrison reflects on reports from the National Discussion on Education and the Hearings for Children: The Redesign Report. He asks, ho…
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Reflections: St Andrews Project
Ranim joined Children’s Parliament as a Project Worker at the end of February. Here she writes about her experiences of running a workshop as part of the St.Andrew…
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Exploring Children’s Rights and AI – what have we learned so far?
With thanks to our friends at the Alan Turing Institute and the Scottish AI Alliance, without whom this project would not be possible, as well as our key partner schoo…
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Enough shaming and blaming: time to change the narrative
I’ve just spent 2 days in Geneva with international children’s rights practitioners, Members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Child Human Rights Def…
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What is a Children’s Human Rights Defenders School?
Child Rights Connect defines a Children’s Human Rights Defender (CHRD) as “children who take action to promote their human rights, the rights of their peers or the…
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Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
To mark #InternetSafetyDay 2023, Frances Lingard shares their reflections on working with children’s rights in the digital environment through a series of short blog…
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Scotland’s Outdoor Youth Hub
Jess, our Communications and Campaigns Manager was delighted to interview PC Derek Bain, Sarah Dunn and Hannah Clews to learn more about their work with Mastrick’s O…
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Food and Fairness: Next Steps
Ranim Asfahani, Project Worker, shares the next steps on our Food and Fairness project… Following our first visit to the schools, Kate, Kirsty, Rona and I …
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An Exploration of School Uniform
School uniform doesn’t look the same everywhere and not all children wear uniforms to school. Before working with the children to think about what they want from a s…
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Reflections: A New Project Begins
Ranim joined Children’s Parliament as a Project Worker at the end of February. Here she writes about her experiences beginning work on our Food, Health and Fairness …
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ScotAISummit: “You should just ask us!”
This past weekend, myself, Gregory, Sandra, Frances, Kate and Cathy had the wonderful pleasure of supporting our 13 Investigator MCPs to attend the Scottish AI Summit …
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