Children’s Right to Play in Scots law

On the 16th January Children’s Right to Play was incorporated into Scots law. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act incorporates the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the law in Scotland. The full provisions will be enacted later in the year Legislation- UNCRC Incorporation Scotland Act

Today we are celebrating, alongside the children’s sector, our success in helping to build a world-leading legal policy framework for children’s rights and right to play in Scotland.  However, we still have a lot of work to do and many challenges to be overcome to deliver our vision for every child in Scotland. STATE of PLAY in SCOTLAND 2023

Play Scotland was formed in 1998 with the aim of making the child’s right to play a reality in Scotland. 25 years on and our work remains grounded in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ‘the need to create time and space for children to engage in spontaneous play, recreation and creativity, and to promote societal attitudes that support and encourage such activity’ UNCRC General Comment 17