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The latest news from the Commissioner and their team of fierce champions.

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.

Commissioner sits on Independent Advisory Group on Police Scotland’s use of emergency coronavirus powers

Commissioner Bruce Adamson is part of a group set up to scrutinise the police’s use of their new emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children Statement: Children’s rights in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

As a member of ENOC we are calling upon our governments, the European Commission and the Council of Europe to undertake all appropriate actions to ensure the rights of children are respected during the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.

Parliamentary Briefing: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

Children and young people’s human rights must underpin all decisions taken to introduce new law, policy and practice guidance in Scotland in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Release of our new Strategic Plan

Children and young people are at the heart of our new Strategic Plan for 2020-24. It is fully informed by the views and experiences of children and young people from

Learning at home with the Commissioner

First in a series of short films for primary aged children to start to learn about their rights.

Made with children and young people, and for you: Our new website is built to help

Over the last year we’ve been working with children, young people and adults to create this new website for all of you.

Children’s Commissioner welcomes Parliament’s commitment to back free period products Bill

Ahead of a key Parliamentary vote today, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland has written to all MSPs to reiterate his support for a Bill aimed at ending period poverty.

“We owe it to children not only listen, but to act”— Commissioner welcomes conclusions of Independent Care Review

Commissioner Bruce Adamson says Scotland must act on what care experienced children have told us after the Independent Care Review published its conclusions on Scotland’s systems of care.