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Commissioner: Stop and search research highlights need for human rights-based approach

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson has stressed the importance of a human rights-based approach to policing after a new report suggested high volumes of stop and search may have damaged perception of Police among Scotland’s young people.

Scottish Government heeds calls to protect children from unlawful restraint and seclusion in schools

Scotland’s most vulnerable children at risk of being restrained and secluded will have greater protection following successful action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland (EHRC) and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.

New toolkit helps children act as human rights defenders

There's a new toolkit for adults across Scotland who work with children and young people. It explains work already done around child human rights defenders and contains practical activities that will let you carry out a project of your own.

Commissioner welcomes Scottish Government commitment to full and direct UNCRC incorporation

Commissioner Bruce Adamson has warmly welcomed the Scottish Government's 20 November commitment to fully and directly incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Commissioner writes to MSPs on UNCRC incorporation

To mark International Children's Day, the Commissioner has written to all MSPs urging them to ensure the full and direct incorporation of the UNCRC.

Rights, Cake and a Birthday Party to remember: Our Young People’s Human Rights Gathering 2019

Our office is fresh from the most exciting event in our year: the Young People’s Human Rights Gathering!

Our commitments to children: How are Scotland and the UK doing?

How are Scotland and the UK meeting their commitments to children and young people as we approach the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Our Annual Report: A Journal for 2018/19

Our Annual Report for 2018-19 – covering Bruce Adamson’s second year as Commissioner – has been laid before the Scottish Parliament today, and we’re proud to share it with you.

Commissioner supports urgent action for children deprived of liberty

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner supports the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the UK’s National Preventative Mechanism network’s call for urgent action on children who are deprived of their liberty.

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