Class 1: About the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

Information about the Commissioner and his office, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

The information we publish under this class

Law establishing us

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003

Read the Act of the Scottish Parliament which created the job of the Children and Young People's Commissioner.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Part 2 of this Act gives the Commissioner the power to undertake an individual investigation on the extent to which a service provider has had regard to the rights, views and interests of an individual child or young person.

About us

Commissioner’s Job

Information about what the Commissioner must do to promote and protect children and young people's rights.

Commissioner's staff

Find out who works for the Commissioner, including information about what they do, their email address and a contact number.

History of the Commissioner

Find out a bit about the first and second Commissioner.

Meet the Commissioner

Find out more about the current Commissioner, Bruce Adamson. 

Contacting us

Information about how to contact us can be found at the bottom of this page.

Complain about us (PDF)

Information about how complaints can be made about the Commissioner and how they will be dealt with.


Key pages of our website translated into several different languages. Find out more about our accessibility statement and 'Happy to Translate'.


How to whistleblow to the Commissioner about a children's rights issue in Scotland.

Governance and accountability

Advisory Audit Board

Information about the Advisory Audit Board, which supports the Commissioner in his role as Accountable Officer.

Business continuity plan

Not currently available on the website. Please contact us for a hard copy.

Managing the organisation

Information about the Commissioner's Leadership Group, including who is on the group and minutes of their meetings. The Leadership Group are responsible for the operatonal day to day running of the office.

Risk management policy (PDF)

This policy sets out how the Commissioner will approach risk management to help support better decision making within the office.

Scheme of delegation (PDF)

Find out about how the Commissioner's office is managed; including the types of decisions and activities that can be delegated to staff to carry out.

Keeping others informed

Guide to information in our publication scheme

Find out about the information that we make routinely available and how to access it.

News releases


The Commissioner sends out a monthly e-newsletter about his work.

Social media

Commissioner's Facebook page

Follow the Commissioner on Twitter


Selected speeches given by the Commissioner and his staff.