23 November 2017
The First Minister delivered this year’s Kilbrandon Lecture at Barony Hall, Strathclyde University.
Lord Kilbrandon report of 1964 led to the establishment of the children’s hearings system in 1971. The Kilbrandon Lecture series was inaugurated in 1999, and considers issues that can impact on a child’s upbringing and explores how to make Scotland a better place to grow up.
Read a full transcript of the First Minister’s speech.
View reaction on Twitter:
— Paul Sullivan (@PaulSulCELCIS) November 23, 2017
Emotional start to a question from the floor to @NicolaSturgeon from a Strathclyde law student who is only here as she personally intervened to stop his deportation by The Home Office. Huge applause! #kilbrandon
— Justina Murray (@ceosfad) November 23, 2017
— CHS (@CHScotland) November 23, 2017
First Minister: “For every young person who cannot fulfil their potential, all of us lose out on the talent, ideas and initiative of someone who could be contributing so much more to our society.” #Kilbrandon
— Uni of Strathclyde (@UniStrathclyde) November 23, 2017
Such a privilege to hear @NicolaSturgeon deliver the 15th #Kilbrandon lecture. Compassionate, honest and clear personal commitment to children & young people ❤️ #Love #Rights #Commitment #CareRevolution
— Laura Beveridge (@laur_beveridge) November 23, 2017