We are delighted to publish the essays of the winner and two runners-up of our children's rights essay competition for law students.

Law students were asked:  

What is the biggest children's rights issue in Scotland and how can the law be used to resolve it?  

Congratulations to the winner Michael Malvenda!

Congratulations too to runners-up (in no particular order) Ruari Peoples and Hannah Smethurst! 

We are delighted to publish all three essays: 

Read Michael Malvenda's essay on exploring how children's rights are impeded by poverty

Read Ruari Peoples' essay on children’s right to their parents and the enforcement of contact orders 

Read Hannah Smethurst's essay on technology, data protection and safeguarding

Read more about the competition here