The above report mentions Scotland 15 times, including the above, marking out its more caring approach in sharp contrast with rUK.
From SNP Media today:
Scotland has been described as ‘standing out’ in the UK on children’s rights, despite the UK as a whole ranking as one of the worst countries in the world for respecting the rights of children.
The standings, produced by the KidsRights Foundation, ranked the UK as 169th out of 182 countries for how it respects children’s rights.
Despite that the KidsRights Foundation did praise Scotland for being the first devolved nation in the world to legislate to enshrine the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and how Scotland has ‘introduced measures and policies to deal with the devastating impacts of the pandemic on its children.’
Commenting, SNP MSP Clare Adamson said:
“It is very encouraging to see Scotland described as a ‘stand out’ in the UK when it comes to protecting the rights of the child. Nothing shows that more than when the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to enshrine the UNCRC into Scots Law.
“By stark contrast, the Tory UK government is threatening to take the Scottish Government to court over the legislation in an attempt to thwart efforts to ensure children’s rights are respected in every decision that is made in Scotland.
“The Scottish Government is ensuring every child has the best start in life and will continue to do that by doubling the Scottish Child Payment as soon as is practicably possible, introducing free school meals for all primary school children and renovating play parks across the country.
“The UK need not look far to how it can improve children’s rights, 8 out of the top 10 countries in the KidRights index are near neighbours.
“This demonstrates once again the tale of two governments that Scotland is faced with, one in Edinburgh which is standing out on protecting the rights of children compared with the one at Westminster which will challenge those rights in court.”