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Dr Kasey McCall-Smith part of team that secured an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award

Mon 20 May 2024

Dr Kasey McCall-Smith

In partnership with the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland, Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, and Moray House School of Education and Sport’s Dr Fiona Morrison and Professor Kay Tisdall have been awarded funding from the UKRI’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Grow Route. Their work through the Observatory aims to inform and drive the implementation of children’s human rights in Scotland. 

About this award, Dr McCall-Smith said: “With the constantly shifting mood of the Scottish Government, the Observatory’s aims of ensuring that children’s rights are realised in Scotland is more important than ever. This Award will mobilise the substantial children’s rights law, policy and sociolegal research at the University of Edinburgh to take forward necessary systemic and cultural changes so that children’s rights are realised in practice.” 

The Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland is a collaborative effort between various Scottish organisations. It works towards ensuring that children’s and young people’s human rights in Scotland are implemented in all areas of their life in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and wider international human rights treaties. Since their launch in 2020, the Observatory has published various resources and worked on a variety of projects. 

The ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural, and human data science. Their Impact Acceleration Accounts provide UK research organisations with funding for strong social sciences research that applies the subject area’s knowledge to challenges in society. 

Dr Kasey McCall-Smith - Profile 

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