Children and Young People

Aberdeenshire’s Children’s Services Planning Partnership are committed to promoting children and young people’s rights.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 included new law which helps make sure children’s rights are promoted across Scotland.

This means organisations that provide public services (like councils, health boards, or police) must report every three years on how this has been done.

Children and young people’s Rights are promoted in lots of different ways by services in Aberdeenshire. We have agreed it is important to include this information in our Children’s Services Plan report each year.

This means we:

  • Raise awareness of Children’s Rights, and how rights can be accessed
  • Provide opportunities for children and young people to be involved in decision-making
  • Make sure children and young people’s views influence how we develop services
  • Support children and young people to express their views (where this is needed)
  • Listen to children and young people’s views on what we do well, and what we could do differently