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Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water

07 November 2013

This document offers the shared views and recommendations of a wide variety of organisations and individuals (listed at the end). All the signatories appreciate the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government’s desire to enact legislation that will move our nation closer to becoming ‘the best place to grow up’. We all share that goal and understand that the Children and Young People Bill is the one major legislative proposal since the Scottish Parliament was created that directly focuses on children’s rights, children’s services and the wellbeing of children and young people. It represents a crucial and welcome window of opportunity. We propose five additional ways to make the most of this opportunity.