We’re available for advice on children’s human rights on email at inbox@cypcs.org.uk and on freephone at

0800 019 1179.

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.

We’ll celebrate rights telling 7-word stories

To celebrate the 30th birthday of the UNCRC we want everyone to talk about why children’s rights matter, in a way that means people of all ages can take part. So we’re asking you to send us 7 word stories about the human rights of children and young people.

Former UN Special Representative on Violence against Children welcomes equal protection in Scotland

Scotland's children have been sent a letter by Marta Santos Pais to mark equal protection's passage through the Scottish Parliament.

Climate change is a human rights issue: Commissioner supports children on #ClimateStrike

Young human rights defenders across Scotland are preparing to join action on the global climate crisis, and they have the support of Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson.

Our human rights in a digital world: Beccie’s experience at the European Network of Young Advisers

14-year-old Beccie White is an ENYA adviser from Scotland and has been working hard on digital rights with our office. Here’s her ENYA story so far.

Full, direct, and urgent: Three key words for incorporating the UNCRC

The Scottish Government is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into law. But children need all of it. They need it as written. And they need the process to get started now.

UNCRC Incorporation must be full, direct and urgent: Our response to Scottish Government consultation

The office of the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland has published our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

A study underpinning raising Scotland’s age of criminal responsibility has won a prestigious award

A study underpinning our evidence around raising Scotland’s minimum age of criminal responsibility has won a prestigious Celebrating Impact Prize from the Economic and Social Research Council.

Commissioner: Mental Health Taskforce recommendations would bring about necessary change

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland has welcomed the recommendations of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce, which were published by the Scottish Government today.

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