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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Scottish Governments detailed response to the UN Committees 2008 Concluding Observations
The Scottish Government is committed to responding positively to the 2008 Concluding Observations (recommendations) from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Following the publication of the Do the Right Thing, which draws out 21 priority areas for action, we are now publishing this comprehensive response to all the recommendations from the UN Committee and to concerns raised by organisations in Scotland during the process of reporting to the UN Committee.
The table is organised into 13 separate sections. These cover:
There are 4 columns in each section. From the left, the first column allocates each row a number for ease of reference. The second column gives the specific article of the Convention that the recommendation relates to. The third column gives the text of the UN Committee's recommendation (which will be titled 'concluding observations' and will include the original numbering given by the UN Committee in their document) and/or a 'domestic concern' that will be a specific concern raised by either NGO reports or the Children's Commissioners' report to the UN Committee. The fourth column then outlines how the Scottish Government responds to the UN Committee recommendations or domestic concerns. This column also includes issues raised by consultation respondents; from either the written responses, the children and young person consultation or consultation events. Rows highlighted in colour cross-reference to ' Do the Right Thing' and include the number of the action in that document.