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“Rights” are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 


These are a range of outcomes drawn from Scottish legislation and policy alongside the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


  • Not to be placed at a substantial disadvantage because or their disability (Equality Act) 





  • to be a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and an effective contributor and access as full a range as possible of the experiences and outcomes described within Curriculum for Excellence 


  • to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included (Getting Iy Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)


  • to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to their age and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts. (UN) 


  • to express their views and have them taken into account in decisions that effect them (UN) 



AND to be happy and live full lives.



Legislation and Scottish Government Publications

Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities Equally Well (2008) Web publication

The Scottish Government (2008) Equally Well Implementation Plan

The Scottish Government and COSLA (2008) The Early Years Framework

The Scottish Government (2010) Supporting children‘s learning: Code of Practice (Revised Edition) 2010 On line publication 

The Scottish Government (2010) A Guide to Implementing ‗Getting it right for every child‘: Messages from the Pathfinders and Learning Partners

The Scottish Government (2010) The Practice Briefings 1 to 7 (Covers the Named Person, the Lead Professional, Using the National Practice Model and the contributions of the Children‘s Hearing System)

The Scottish Government and the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Reference Group in the Scottish Parliament (2011) The Scottish Strategy for Autism

The Scottish Government (2011) Report of the National Review of Services for Disabled Children Web publication

The Scottish Government (2011) Improving Children‘s Services: Update from the Scottish Government Web publication

The Scottish Government (2012) The Doran Review Report

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