Human rights

Values statements of disability organisations

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Values statements of disability organisations
Looks at how the diverse needs of disabled people can be addressed in an organisation’s values statement. It also summarises evidence on the values that can support the workforce in delivering quality disability services, and how these values can be integrated in the third sector.

Frameworks for child participation in social care

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ESSS Outline Frameworks for child participation in social care
Summarises evidence relating to participation frameworks for children and young people in social care, including examples of good practice as well as specific contexts, such as in child protection, and with BAME and disabled youth.

Gypsy Travellers and social work's role

Colin Turbett

Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community, Iriss and Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW), and was chaired by Lesley Riddoch. Held at Glasgow Caledonian University, it formed part of World Social Day celebrations and had 70 people attend.

Human rights and the UK Human Rights Act

Charting the origins of human rights

Woman holding over-sized printed version of the Human Rights Act

An audio and video based introduction to human rights. It charts the origins of human rights back to the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution, setting the UK Human Rights Act 1998 in historical context. It also helps the learner distinguish between human rights and civil liberties.