Commissioner’s Statement: Response to Ministerial Statement on SQA Exam Results 2020

Statement from Commissioner Bruce Adamson on today's Ministerial Statement by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney MSP.

Listen: Science experts answer young people’s coronavirus questions

The Children’s Commissioner’s offices of the UK organised an event where young people could ask questions to scientists from the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Listen to it here.

Children’s Commissioner: SQA and Scottish Government must apologise to young people and restore fairness to the grading system

The Commissioner has written to the SQA and Scottish Government calling on them to make sure young people get the results they deserve.

Results day this year will be more stressful than ever before. It’s not too late to make sure learners aren’t disadvantaged

We’re calling again on the SQA and Scottish Government to make sure that young people getting their results tomorrow aren’t disadvantaged.

Rights of children overlooked during coronavirus emergency

The coronavirus emergency has demonstrated how easily children are left with no voice, even as governments struggle to deliver policy aimed to benefit them, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland said today.

Education decisions will have lifelong impacts, says Children’s Commissioner

The Commissioner says Scotland’s Education Recovery Group must use all available resources to the maximum extent possible to support children’s education.

Statement: Children and Young People’s Commissioner responds to Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee report on Improving Youth Football

Commissioner Bruce Adamson's statement following the publication of the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee report on Improving Youth Football.

Human rights concerns for children in detention: Convener of Justice Committee writes to Cabinet Secretary

The Convener of the Justice Committee has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice after the Commissioner and the Scottish Human Rights Commission raised concerns around human rights in Scotland’s Young Offenders’ Institutions and prisons.

Coronavirus is an education emergency for Scotland. Children and young people must be involved in how we tackle it

The coronavirus pandemic has been a health emergency for Scotland, but since schools first closed in March we've been clear it’s been an education emergency as well.