Getting human rights advice in scary times
Rights are there so that children and young people can lead safe and happy lives, and that doesn’t stop being true in difficult times.
While the coronavirus remains an issue for Scotland and the world, our office will be adapting as much as we can.
But human rights are something that shouldn’t change in a crisis, and that’s especially true for the more vulnerable people in our society. The information on this page is here to support you if you are a child or young person, or to help you support the children and young people in your life.
Scot Youth and COVID 3: What needs to change? Children’s voices and developing a manifesto for change
The focus of this phase is to engage with children and young people across Scotland to develop a manifesto of what needs to change as Scotland begins to recover from the pandemic.
Our coronavirus work
Work our office has been doing to promote and protect children’s human rights during the coronavirus pandemic and around Scotland’s response to it.
Exams and Assessments
Throughout the pandemic, our office has raised concerns to the Scottish Government and the SQA around assessment.
Scot Youth and COVID 2: Young People’s Participation Through Crisis
25 young people think Scotland needs to change after their experiences living with a global pandemic. Here is what they said!
Independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment
We worked with the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland to conduct an Independent CRIA on laws and polices around COVID-19.