Book Now for UNCRC Training – Right to be Heard

July 8th 2024

Bookings are now open for the first in a series of training sessions on the incorporation of the UNCRC, delivered by Clan Childlaw’s expert team of lawyers. The first session will examine the UNCRC and the Right to be Heard – how UNCRC informed advocacy can prevent negative consequences for children in conflict with the law.  Our team have designed this training to offer practical, developing knowledge of UNCRC to those whose support and advocacy is essential to children and young people in Scotland.

As practitioners ourselves we know that those who support children and young people need more than a legal overview of UNCRC, and need confidence in using UNCRC rights in advocacy to improve children’s lives.

Over the course of the year there will be training on a variety of ways you will encounter UNCRC in practice, including sibling rights, transition from care, preventing homelessness and supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

When is it happening?

Date: 29th of August

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Zoom

Who is it for?

This training will be useful for anyone whose work involves advocating for or supporting children in the Children’s Hearing System, and who wants to understand how those children’s lives can be improved by using their UNCRC rights. We think our training will be useful and interesting for advocacy workers, youth workers, support workers, social workers, children’s rights officers, residential childcare workers and children’s panel members. It will also be of interest to those whose work in policy and influencing is informed by seeing how rights work in practice.

How much does it cost?


What will I learn?

  • The principles of UNCRC and what they mean for children in conflict with the law in the Children’s Hearing system.
  • How to use a child’s right to be heard in the Children’s Hearing system
  • The children’s hearing process and how children in conflict with the law experience their hearings.
  • UNCRC and Children’s Hearing’s decision to place a child in secure accommodation.
  • Disclosure/criminal records – practical ways to support children to understand their record and what accepting offence grounds means for them.
  • The role of lawyers and identifying when children and young people in conflict with the law need a lawyer.
  • Practical tips and signposting to resources and further learning.

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