National Youth Justice Conference 2021

The National Youth Justice Conference will take place on June 16 and 17, 2021, as an online event. The theme will be ‘Children’s rights in justice: UNCRC and beyond’.

Confirmed speakers include Juliet Harris (Together, Scotland); Dr Anthony Charles (Swansea University and Observatory on the Human Rights of Children); Iain Smith (Scottish Lawyer of the Year 2020); Jennifer Davidson (Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures); and Gillian Mawdsley (Criminal Defence Solicitor). Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, will chair.

There will also be workshops, performances by Saughton Sonnets (Hidden Voices Project) and Staf’s Project Return community choir and young people and practitioners will share their lived experience of human rights and the justice system.

Register here. The closing date for applications is April 30, and successful applicants will be notified in early May. Contact with any queries.


We are now accepting submissions for workshops at this conference. If you would like to apply, please complete this application form and send it back to us by April 16. Please note that workshops should align to the conference theme as closely as possible.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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