Our Human Rights Conventions

We developed both of these Conventions together with the people whose rights they are designed to protect and promote. We have their assurance that the articles collectively express the basic and minimum rights that individuals should expect to achieve.

For us at Scottish Care, this means that, if resourced, supported and embedded these Conventions can go a long way to improving the quality of life for adults and older people receiving care services.

Who can sign up?

In terms of who can endorse the Convention- everyone and anyone who works in health and social care can sign up. In doing so, you are not only accepting the terms of the Convention but committing, as much as you can, to embed them in practice. You are showing your support for care that protects and promotes human rights. This means care that guarantees dignity and worth; that promotes autonomy, equality and participation and assures freedom from discrimination.

There's no regulation behind it- and that is where these differ from the new National Care Standards. We see these Conventions as complimentary to the current national agenda and a way to help shape practice towards a human rights based approach.

Sign up now

If you are operating in a Care Home setting please click here.

If you are delivering Care at Home or Housing Support services please click here.

What happens after I sign up?

After signing up, your name will be displayed by Scottish Care on our website as one of our partners who have committed to providing care which respects and promotes human rights. If you provide an email address, you will also be sent a certificate electronically which you can print and display proudly.

With thanks

We need to say a huge thank you to the people and organisations who made these conventions happen. At Scottish Care, we really do believe that in our work, we must listen to those receiving and delivering services. So, in no particular order, thanks to the staff and service users at: Baillieston Community Care, Loretto Care, Constance Care, Silverburn Care Home, Retail Trust Care Home and Housing Support, Mugdock House Care Home and Balmanno House Care Home.