About us

Thousands of DofE Awards are achieved in Scotland each year. We work with our partners to support those young people in developing skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

 

Contact us

T: 0131 343 0920
E: [email protected]
DofE Scotland
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5EZ

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work.

It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

What is in the Convention?

There are four articles in the convention that are seen as special. They’re known as the “General Principles” and they help to interpret all the other articles and play a fundamental role in realising all the rights in the Convention for all children. They are:

  1. Non-discrimination (article 2)
  2. Best interest of the child (article 3)
  3. Right to life survival and development (article 6)
  4. Right to be heard (article 12)

Learning more

You can download a ten-minute training tool called, “Introducing Children’s Rights” The pack will help you gain an understanding of children’s rights, rights frameworks (e.g. UNCRC) and rights-based legislation (e.g. the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014).

Our supporters

The work that DofE Scotland does to support young people from all backgrounds would not be possible without the generous support of our partners.

Crerar Hotels Trust

Purvis Marquees

The Scottish Government

Brian Souter & The Souter Charitable Trust

Ian and Dorothy Suttie

YouthLink Scotland

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