Statement: Children and Young People’s Commissioner responds to Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee report on Improving Youth Football

Commissioner Bruce Adamson's statement following the publication of the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee report on Improving Youth Football.

Human rights concerns for children in detention: Convener of Justice Committee writes to Cabinet Secretary

The Convener of the Justice Committee has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice after the Commissioner and the Scottish Human Rights Commission raised concerns around human rights in Scotland’s Young Offenders’ Institutions and prisons.

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.

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.