Respecting & Promoting the Rights of Neurodivergent Children & Young People Information for Parents, Carers & Professionals

This page contains information on how the work of Salvesen Mindroom Centre supports and aligns with a range of rights-based conventions and other documents. Each section has its own downloadable pdf document.

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.

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre fully endorses all of the rights described in this convention and we have listed here some of the articles that relate most closely to our own work, along with examples of how our work supports them.

Read the UNCRPD in full.

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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.

Salvesen Mindroom Centre fully supports The Promise and is committed to #KeepThePromise and do whatever we can to help make Scotland the best place in the world for all children to grow up, especially those affected by neurodiversity. Click here to read about how our works supports The Promise, and The Plan to implement it.

Visit The Promise website.

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