Welcome to our office: Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy

We’re delighted that Gina Wilson will be joining us in July as our new Head of Strategy.

Children’s right to education in a pandemic: Our evidence to the Education and Skills Committee

Our office has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s call for evidence around school closures, exam cancellations and vulnerable children.

Statement on Trussell Trust figures showing an 62% increase in food parcels given to children in Scotland in April

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson fully supports calls for a lump sum cash payment of £250 for families on low incomes.

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.

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