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Blogs from the Commissioner, young people, staff and civil society.

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 for the first time? Our young adviser Kaydence shares her top learning resources

Our young adviser Kaydence has been a home learner for years, so she knows all about the most interesting and engaging resources that are out there.

Children and young people deserve our support in the coronavirus pandemic. This is what Scotland must do to protect their rights

As Scotland's schools prepare to shut as a result of the Coronavirus, Commissioner Bruce Adamson blogs on how adults can protect the human rights of children and young people in difficult times.

Are children in Scotland unlawfully deprived of their liberty? On #HumanRightsDay we’re launching an investigation to find out

On human rights day we're launching an investigation into whether children in Scotland are being unlawfully placed in secure accommodation and so deprived of their liberty.

The UNCRC turns 30 today— there’s a lot to celebrate, but Scotland’s running out of time to incorporate it

There’s not much time left for Scotland's current Parliament to incorporate the UNCRC. That means our message on the Convention's birthday is both one of celebration and one of urgency.

Looked After children and young people and rights to education: Accessing the right to Coordinated Support Plans

For Care Experienced Week, we’d like to focus on the barriers preventing both Looked After children and other children with ASN from accessing their right to CSPs in Scotland.

Children and young people defend our human rights— here are eight ways adults can help them do it

International Officer Kara Brown blogs on the eight recommendations made by young Human Rights Defenders in Promote. Protect. Defend, a report published by our office and laid before the Scottish Parliament.

Let’s Talk Young: Let’s Talk About Mental Health – ENOC 2018

Clara Gray, 16, is one of a group of young people from Scotland who created recommendations around mental health to take to Europe’s Commissioners for Children and Young People. Last month, she went to Paris for the annual conference of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children, and this is how her experience went.

Blog: Children deprived of their liberty and alternatives to detention— my experience of the European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Our Enquiries Officer blogs about her experience at the 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child.