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Staff  / Corporate Services

Nicola Vallance-Ross

Head of Corporate Services


Nicola is in charge of Corporate Services, who manage the Commissioner's finances and keep their office running smoothly.

Contact info
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Staff  / Advice and Investigations

Linda Ellis Macdonald

Advice Officer


Linda is our Advice Officer. She's in charge of our advice line and of our services giving human rights advice to children, young people and adults.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Linda Ellis Macdonald

Blog: Children deprived of their liberty and alternatives to detention— my experience of the European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Adviser  / Youth

Maria

Young Adviser


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Staff  / Communications

Ezmie McCutcheon

Head of Communications


Ezmie manages all the Commissioner's communications so people of all ages can know about the work they do and about children's human rights.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Ezmie McCutcheon

Scottish equality and human rights bodies welcome inquiry into implications of Covid-19
Release of our new Strategic Plan
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Staff  / Strategy

Cathy Begley

Participation Officer


Cathy is our Participation Officer, who works to make sure we're involving children and young people in everything we do.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Cathy Begley

Learning at home with the Commissioner: Activity 2
Learning at home with the Commissioner

Adviser  / Youth

Ella

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Andrew

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Jodi

Young Adviser


Staff  / Corporate Services

Anne Gribbon

Finance Officer


Anne is our Finance Officer, who makes sure we're paying for things on time and buying things in a sensible way.

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Staff  / Corporate Services

Nicola Harris

Finance and Administration Assistant


Nicola works to keep our office running smoothly by helping us all with our day to day tasks when these become too enormous.

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Adviser  / Youth

Hope

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Jaymie

Young Adviser


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Staff  / Strategy

Gina Wilson

Head of Strategy


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Adviser  / Youth

Adam

Young Adviser


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Staff  / Corporate Services

Heather Belmonte

Executive Assistant


Heather is responsible for managing the Commissioner's diary and their meetings, as well as minuting meetings of our leadership group.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Heather Belmonte

ENOC Open Letter: Emergency situation for migrant children trapped in camps at the Greek border
European Network of Ombudspersons for Children Statement: Children’s rights in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

Adviser  / Youth

Coll

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Violet

Young Adviser


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Staff  / Strategy

Gillian Munro

Information Officer


Gillian is our Information Officer. She's responsible for the Commissioner's archives and for making sure we're keeping to our duties around freedom of information.

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Adviser  / Youth

Abigail

Young Adviser


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Staff  / Strategy

Megan Farr

Policy Officer


Megan is our Policy Officer, who influences the Scottish Government to make sure our laws respect the human rights of children and young people.

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Adviser  / Youth

Zara

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Beccie

Young Adviser


Our Legal Officer for Investigation and Strategic Litigation, Maria Galli.

Staff  / Advice and Investigations

Maria Galli

Legal Officer (Investigation and Strategic Litigation)


Maria is our Legal Officer for investigations, and also works to see how we can get involved in legal cases to improve the rights of children and young people.

Contact info

Adviser  / Youth

Ailidh

Young Adviser


Adviser  / Youth

Jonathan

Young Adviser


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