International Children's Rights Symposium : In Partnership: Policymakers, Practitioners, Academia and Young People

Elsley, Susan and Milligan, Ian (2017) International Children's Rights Symposium : In Partnership: Policymakers, Practitioners, Academia and Young People. [Report]

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    Abstract

    This is a report of an international symposium on children’s rights that took place in June 2017. It was organised by the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. The event brought together an unprecedented gathering of participants who share a commitment to shaping the world through promoting children’s rights. Participants included those who had worked on the development of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (UN Guidelines), as well as those currently working on the realisation of children’s rights in Scotland, the UK and internationally. The purpose of the event was to reflect deeply on the progress and successes in realising children’s rights thus far, to clarify what must be our focus to address the challenges ahead, and to share these reflections and deliberations with others to ‘sense check’ our thinking, spurring us on to further progress for children.