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Statements

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.

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.

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.

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.

Commissioner’s statement on Scottish Government response to independent mental health review

The Commissioner comments on Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf's response to the independent review of mental health support for young people in custody.

Statement on HMIPS Inspection Report into YOI Polmont

Statement from the office on HMIPS's inspection report of YOI Polmont, to which our office contributed as a guest inspector, focusing on the extent to which children’s human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled in the facility.

Statement: Court of Session ruling on the Children’s Hearings System and ECHR

Commissioner Bruce Adamson's statement on today's decision that the way the children’s hearings system considers brothers and sisters is compatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Statement on the Equality and Human Rights Committee Report on Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament

We welcome the publication of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee report on the role of the Scottish Parliament as a human rights guarantor.

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