Meet the Commissioner

An image of Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland.

The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Bruce Adamson.

The Commissioner's job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those rights are respected. His goal is to make sure all children and young people in Scotland are as safe and happy as possible.

Bruce works towards this goal by:

  • listening to children and young people like you,
  • asking people in power – like Members of the Scottish Parliament – to think about how new laws might affect you,
  • helping you learn more about your rights, and
  • speaking out if children and young people are not getting a fair deal.

Find out more about the Commissioner's role and responsibilities.

Bruce’s biography

Before becoming the Commissioner in May 2017, Bruce worked as a lawyer. In this role, he built up over 20 years of experience working on children’s rights issues. Bruce has also:

Contact the team

As the Commissioner's team, we can talk to you about any concerns you have about your rights or the rights of a child or young person you know.

Talk to the Commissioner's team.


Bruce's photo on this page is © Jassy Earl.