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

Position Statement: Covid restrictions on students

We've raised concerns on student Covid restrictions with Scottish Government and Universities Scotland, as expressed in our Position Statement.

The UNCRC is being incorporated into Scots law. This is how it’s going to make a difference

UNCRC Incorporation is the most important thing Scotland can do to protect the rights of children and young people. Now, it’s becoming a reality.

New FAQ: Wearing a face covering at school

From next Monday - August 31st - new guidance will be in place around wearing face coverings in schools in Scotland.

Three significant steps for children’s rights in the Children (Scotland) Bill

Ahead of incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law, the Bill takes significant steps towards realising children’s rights.

What to do if your school isn’t giving you access to fresh water

Access to water is a human right, and it's the law in Scotland that pupils should get it at school. If this isn't happening, this is what you should do.

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.

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.

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