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

0800 019 1179.

Cover of our response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Response: Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into COVID-19

Our response to the Joint Committee on the human rights implications of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cover for policy work created by the Commissioner's office.

Consultation Response: Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Commissioner’s response to consultation on the Scottish Government’s proposals for this Bill.

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Consultation response: Early learning and childcare statutory guidance

Our response to the Scottish Government expresses disappointment that a human rights-based approach has not been fully embedded in this draft of the statutory guidance.

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Response to Legal Assistance in Scotland: Fit for the 21st Century

Former Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to the Law Society of Scotland’s discussion paper on legal assistance, focusing on the potential impact of its proposals on children and young people.

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Consultation on draft statutory guidance for part 9 (corporate parenting) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, 2014

Former Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to the draft guidance around the Act from a perspective explicitly based on children’s rights.

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Evidence on the Education (Scotland) Bill

Former Commissioner Tam Baillie’s response to consultation on the Bill.

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United Kingdom Children’s Commissioners’ response to the Home Office consultation “Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal immigrants”

The 4 UK Children’s Commissioners’ joint response to a Home Office consultation.

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Response to consultation on the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2015

Former Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to a Scottish Government request for observations around the 2015 Remedial Order.

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