Staff

The Commissioner’s team of fierce champions help carry out their work to promote and protect the rights of children and young people.

We’re guided by the views and experiences of our Young Advisors, and you can find out about them on our young advisors page.

Policy Officer Megan Farr.

Staff  / Strategy

Megan Farr

Policy Officer


Megan is our Policy Officer, who influences the Scottish Government to make sure our laws respect the human rights of children and young people.

Contact info
Louise Baillie, Media and Communications Officer

Staff  / Communications

Louise Baillie

Media and Communications Officer


Louise works to influence meaningful change by communicating children's human rights to a wide range of audiences.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Louise Baillie

Our 2021/22 Annual Report: A momentous year for children’s human rights in Scotland 
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Staff  / Advice and Investigations

Anthony MclLvaney

Legal Officer


Anthony is our legal officer, he provides expert legal advice to our team.

Information Officer Gillian Munro.

Staff  / Strategy

Gillian Munro

Information Officer


Gillian is our Information Officer. She's responsible for the Commissioner's archives and for making sure we're keeping to our duties around freedom of information.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Gillian Munro

Unsure about how to involve children in decision-making? This new guide is for you
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Staff  / Corporate Services

Caitlin Hamilton-Jones

Finance and Administration Assistant


Caitlin works within Corporate Services, helping to manage the Commissioner's finances and keeps their office running smoothly.

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Staff  / Strategy

Elaine Kerridge

Participation Officer


Elaine is our Participation Officer, who works to make sure we're involving children and young people in everything we do.

Contact info Latest blog posts by Elaine Kerridge

Learning at home with the Commissioner: Activity 2
Learning at home with the Commissioner
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Nicola Killean

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland


The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland is Nicola Killean. She works with her team to protect the human rights of children and young people.

Our Head of Corporate Services, Nicola Vallance-Ross.

Staff  / Corporate Services

Nicola Vallance-Ross

Head of Corporate Services


Nicola is in charge of Corporate Services, who manage the Commissioner's finances and keep their office running smoothly.

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Legal Officer for Investigation and Strategic Litigation, Maria Galli.

Staff  / Advice and Investigations

Maria Galli

Legal Officer


Maria is our Legal Officer, she provides expert legal advice to our team.

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Staff  / Strategy

Kate Thompson

Policy Officer


Kate is our Policy Officer, who influences the Scottish Government to make sure our laws respect the human rights of children and young people.

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Staff  / Corporate Services

Jane Thornton-Smith

Finance Officer


Jane is our Finance Officer, helping to manage the Commissioner's finances, ensuring they are accountable and transparent.

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Staff  / Corporate Services

Judith Chisholm

Executive Assistant


Judith works within Corporate Services, helping to manage the Commissioner's busy schedule.

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