BSL resources

Our office produces many of our materials and resources in British Sign Language (BSL) as well as English. Some of these can be found below.

BSL Plan

The law says that we must pay special attention to groups of children and young people who may not find it easy to make their views known.

We take this seriously and we regularly highlight the rights of Deaf/Deafblind users in submissions to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.

Our BSL plan for 2018-2024 allows us to focus specifically on a group of children and young people whose rights are more at risk, or whose views are not always taken into account.

Our BSL Plan

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BSL Plan Privacy Statement

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Our promises to BSL users

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For children and young people

Our story

Our 2017/18 annual report for children and young people tells the story of our office using bold and colourful illustrations.

See this report signed.

UNCRC articles

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See a list of your rights signed in BSL.

Read a list of your rights in English.

Your rights

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All children and young people in Scotland have rights. Find out more in this BSL signed video.

Read about your rights in English.

Information leaflet

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Our information leaflet explains who the Commissioner is and how he helps protect and promote the rights of children and young people.

Find out more about our information leaflet.

How participation in school helps you do well

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This BSL signed video explains our infographic around links between participation and increased attainment in schools.

Participation and education

7 Golden Rules for Participation

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Our 7 Golden Rules for Participation are designed to help adults understand how they can help children and young people participate, and to help children and young people tell adults what they need.

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Find out more about our 7 Golden Rules for Participation.

The Golden Road

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Find out how an Edinburgh school adapted our Golden Rules for use with children who are non-verbal or who have speech and language difficulties in this short film.

Celebrating Difference

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Our Celebrating Difference video looks at a workshop we ran for young people living with sight loss, which provides a case study for people interested in increasing the participation of children and young people.

International Play Association conference video

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Find out what adults at the International Play Association conference thought of the 7 Golden Rules.

Prestwick video

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Find out what pupils at Prestwick Academy thought of the 7 golden rules.