Child Protection Guidance 2021

Appendices: Appendix E: United Nations Convention On the Rights Of The Child 224 National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 Version 1.0 September 2021 Appendix E: United Nations Convention On the Rights Of The Child Protecting rights, protecting children: signposts to Convention Articles Article Best interests of child as a primary consideration in all actions concerning children 3 Child’s right to life, survival and development 6 Protection from all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation. Duty to provide programmes of support for child and carer; and for prevention, identification, reporting, referral and treatment of child maltreatment 19.1 19.2 Protection from all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation; including exploitation through work which may be hazardous to child’s development. Duties of States Parties to promote physical and psychological recovery from abuse and neglect. 34, 36, 32, 39 Protection from all forms of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Protection from unlawful deprivation of liberty and right to prompt access to legal and other assistance if deprived of liberty. 37, 37d Prevention of abduction, sale and trafficking of children 35 Right of child capable of forming views to express views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views being given due weight in accordance with age and maturity 12 Respect for rights without discrimination 2 A mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full life in conditions which facilitate self-reliance and active participation 23 Right to: the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for treatment of illness and rehabilitation; preventative health care and parental guidance; and protection from traditional practices harmful to health 24, 24.3 Protection from illicit use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances 33 Respect for rights and duties of parents and family 5 Right to know and be cared for by parents (subject to best interests) 7 Assistance to parents and legal guardians in child-rearing responsibilities 18.2