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All children have the right to a view: Our Briefing to MSPs on the Children (Scotland) Bill

We’ve sent a briefing to MSPs ahead of Stage 1 debate on the Children (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

We need to give children a role in how we react to the pandemic

Article by Commissioner Bruce Adamson on Scotland's response to the coronavirus pandemic that originally appeared in The National.

Eilidh’s Top 10 things to keep you busy during lockdown!

Young adviser Eilidh: "I wanted to put together a list of things I’ve been doing that help me stay happy and occupied during this difficult time, and I really hope that you take the time to read this post!"

Learning at home with the Commissioner: Activity 4

This short rights-based film for primary aged children helps them think about ways to relax and play.

Commissioner urges Scottish Government to hear from young carers about what support they need during global pandemic

The Commissioner urges that the Scottish Government include young carers in any plans for the extra supports they put in place in response to COVID-19.  

A new emergency Bill around Coronavirus is before the Scottish Parliament today. Here are two amendments that would protect young people’s rights

We support two amendments at Stage 2 of the Coronavirus (No 2.) Bill that would help protect young people’s rights in Scotland.

Commissioner echoes civil society call for emergency cash boost to families

As over 100 organisations and academics call on the Scottish Government to deliver emergency financial support, the Commissioner says Scotland is failing to meet rights of children.

Commissioner repeats call for direct payments to families as extent of UK food insecurity revealed

The Commissioner has repeated his call for direct payments to Scotland’s families as a survey reveals the extent of food insecurity across the UK.

Supermarkets urged not to challenge families with children when out shopping for essentials

The Commissioner and parenting organisations have written to supermarkets urging them to provide guidance to staff on the legitimate reasons why parents and carers may have to shop with their children.