Children's Rights Reports

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 places a duty on a range of public authorities to report, ‘as soon as practicable’ after the end of each three-year period, the steps they have taken to secure better or further effect the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

SQA’s ambition is to become a leading public body in ensuring that children's rights are recognised, as set out in the UNCRC. This will reflect our purpose of helping people to fulfil their potential and achieve their ambitions.

These reports highlight the actions we have taken during the reporting periods to support children and young people in Scotland to realise their rights.

While reporting periods should ordinarily be three years, the timescale for completing the first Children’s Rights Report, 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020, was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.