Meet Tam

Picture of Tam Baillie, Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland.

The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Tam Baillie.

Tam'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.

Tam works towards his 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
  • speaking out if children and young people are not getting a fair deal.

Find out more about Tam's role and responsibilities.

Tams biography

Before becoming the Commissioner in May 2009, Tam worked with children and young people for 30 years, both directly and as a manager. He mainly worked with:

  • young offenders
  • young people in and leaving care
  • young homeless people.

Tam has worked in Scotland and England in both government and voluntary organisations. He worked as the Director of Policy for Barnardo’s Scotland from 2003 and worked extensively on children’s policy and rights issues.

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 team.