Teachers, youth workers and others who work with children and young people have an important role to play in protecting human rights.
As someone who works with them – as a duty bearer or otherwise – you can help children and young people learn about their human rights, and about the support they’re entitled to when they act as human rights defenders.
More in the Rights questions and answers section
7 Golden rules for participation
The 7 Golden Rules for Participation are a set of principles that adults what children and young people’s participation should feel like.
Child human rights defenders
In international law, human rights defenders are anyone who protects or promotes human rights— whether these are their own, or the rights of others.
A child human rights defender is someone who does this and is under 18.
The Commissioner has the legal power to investigate certain issues that affect the human rights of children or young people in Scotland.