Information for Parents, Carers & Professionals on Children's Rights and Participation

Discover how the work of Salvesen Mindroom Centre supports and aligns with a range of rights-based conventions and Government initiatives.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. Scotland, along with other countries that have signed the UNCRC, agrees that the rights of children should be protected and promoted in all areas of their life.

Visit Unicef to read the UNCRC in full.

Read about these rights and how our work at Salvesen Mindroom Centre supports them

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

People with disabilities have protected rights as outlined in the Equality Act 2010, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This can include neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD, ASD, DCD, Dyslexia or Tourette syndrome. The UN Convention was adopted by the UN in 2006 and the UK agreed to follow it in 2009.

Read the UNCRPD in full.

How our work supports the UNCRPD

The Promise

‘The Promise’ is the Scottish Government’s response to the Independent Care Review that was published in February 2020, in order to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people and their families. Its main aim is that every child grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.

Visit The Promise website.

Read how our work supports The Promise, and The Plan to implement it