Getting human rights advice in scary times
Rights are there so that children and young people can lead safe and happy lives, and that doesn’t stop being true in difficult times.
While the coronavirus remains an issue for Scotland and the world, our office will be adapting as much as we can.
But human rights are something that shouldn’t change in a crisis, and that’s especially true for the more vulnerable people in our society. The information on this page is here to support you if you are a child or young person, or to help you support the children and young people in your life.
What’s happening with our office
Our office in Edinburgh is currently closed, but you can still contact us by freephone, email and social media.
Our coronavirus work
Work our office has been doing to promote and protect children’s human rights during the coronavirus pandemic and around Scotland’s response to it.
Independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment
We worked with the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland to conduct an Independent CRIA on laws and polices around COVID-19.
SQA results 2020
Since the decision to cancel exams was made in March, our office has raised concerns to the Scottish Government and the SQA.
International statements on coronavirus and children’s rights
Policy documents from global and international human rights organisations on fulfilling children’s rights during the coronavirus pandemic.
Your coronavirus questions
Answering questions about how children and young people’s human rights are affected during the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.