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.

A new report is calling for major changes to the youth justice system in Scotland

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson has welcomed a groundbreaking new report that argues Scotland’s youth justice system needs reform if it is to be truly rights respecting.

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.