United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Incorporation Toolkit

In March 2021, Scotland took the exciting step to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots Law. As a sector, Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) already take a child’s rights-based approach to working with children, however as time goes on the landscape of children’s rights will adapt and the legislation will move the conversation further. Now is the time to enhance your rights-based practice.

This is where NDNA can support you! Our UNCRC Incorporation Toolkit for ELC providers in Scotland is below.

We have worked with four member ELC providers in Scotland to create this bespoke toolkit specialising in developing your rights-based practice.

The member-exclusive toolkit is in two parts:

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment Step-by-Step Guide

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment Step-by-Step Guide

This step-by-step guide will support you through a specialised and simplified CRWIA process to ensure that you are embedding children’s rights throughout your nursery.
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Listen to me! Children’s views on children’s rights

Listen to me! Children’s views on children’s rights

Listen to me! will support you in gathering the voices of all children in your setting about their rights, with tips, practice examples and ideas to get you started.
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We have also developed a factsheet series.

Free for members and available to purchase for non-members:

UNCRC Incorporation Factsheet

UNCRC Incorporation Factsheet

This factsheet explains the journey of UNCRC Incorporation in Scotland.
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Listen to me! Gathering children’s views on children’s rights

Listen to me! Gathering children’s views on children’s rights

This factsheet gives non-members an idea of how to use our method of gathering children’s views on children’s rights. Access this in our toolkit.
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Hear how our member nurseries have found using the UNCRC Toolkit so far…

“With the extremely useful toolkit, it is clearly broken down and as you go through the stages it becomes a lot easier.”

Flying Start Nursery

“We found the NDNA UNCRC “Listen to me! Children’s Views on Children’s Rights” invaluable in our understanding of what we needed to be included in our floor book. While completing the floor book the staff soon realised how much the Children’s Rights are already embedded in what we do, but it was lovely to tease this out and especially to use the observations of our youngest children to get their voices heard within the book. A great big well done once again to NDNA for making it clearer and simpler for different settings”

Treasure Island Nursery

“I feel the toolkit (step-by-step guide) will cut our time down by half. Floorbooks have been part of our development plans since opening in July 2020 alongside promoting children’s understanding of their rights. Being part of the development of the document ‘listen to me’ gave our whole team support, guidance and motivation to drive forward ‘children’s rights’ through more involvement and child-led delivery of information in our floorbooks. The document led us to think more about how and when we ‘listen to our children’ and give them each a voice. This has made improvements across learning and development in both the children and the team.”

Strathisla Children’s Centre, Keith (Flexible Childcare Services)