We’re available for advice on children’s human rights on email at inbox@cypcs.org.uk and on freephone at

0800 019 1179.

Your needs should matter


When adults make choices that affect your life, they have to think about what’s best for you. When they do this, we say they are thinking about your best interests.

It’s not enough for adults just to think they’re doing something good for you. We have to think about all your human rights when we make a decision.

These decisions could be about things like your right to play, or your right to live in a house where you are safe.

All adults should think about your best interests

All adults should think about your best interests, even adults who have never met you— like the adults who make decisions about Scotland’s rules and laws. They have to think about what’s best for you so that you can grow up safe and happy.

Write to us

You can write to us if you think that an adult doesn’t have your best interests in mind.

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