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Submission to Education and Skills Committee

March 2021. Submission to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee ahead of a session with Commissioner Bruce Adamson and four of his young advisers.

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Consultation response: Raising the Age of Referral to the Principal Reporter

January 2021. We responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on raising the age of referral to Children’s Hearings to include all children under the age of 18, including those in conflict with the law.

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MSP Briefing: UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1

January 2021. We’ve sent MSPs a briefing asking them to support this Bill at Stage 1, suggesting ways it can be improved at Stage 2 and asking them to make sure Incorporation happens as soon as possible.

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MSP Briefing: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

January 2021. Our briefing makes it clear that children in Scotland must be protected from being used as a covert human intelligence source (CHIS).

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UK Commissioners’ Letter to Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

January 2021. Letter from UK Children’s Commissioners urging the JCVI to include teachers and teaching staff in vaccination priority lists.

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Disabled Children (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill

December 2020

We submitted Stage 1 evidence on this bill to the Education and Skills Committee at the Scottish Parliament on 9 December 2020.

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Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

December 2020. Our office has submitted a response to a Call for Input from the UN Human Rights Office Report on Child Rights and the Sustainable Development goals.

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Right to Education and School Closures

December 2020.The Commissioner wrote to John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 22 December 2020, outlining the support children will need to ensure their rights are realised while schools are closed to most children.

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Report of the Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom of Great Britain to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child: Examination of the Combined Sixth and Seventh Periodic Reports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

December 2020. Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its reporting cycle on the UK, setting out 30 issues around children’s human rights upon which the UK and devolved governments need to take action.

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