Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

The information we publish under this class

Workplans and Annual Reports

Annual accounts and reports

The Commissioner must produce accounts for each financial year as well as a report every year on how he has been doing his work.

Strategic plan

The Commissioner has a Strategic Plan for the years 2016-2020. This describes out how he will perform his work during this time. The Commissioner must make a strategic plan every 4 years.

Operational plan

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

Equality duty and equality outcomes for 2013-2017

Find out what the Commissioner should be doing under the Equality Act 2010.

Corporate parenting plan

Under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 the Commissioner became a corporate parent in April 2015. This plan sets out how we intend to fulfil our duties as a corporate parent to looked after and care experienced children and young people. Not currently available on the website: please contact us for a hard copy. 

Review of law, policy and practice of children's rights

Child rights monitoring

Information on how the Commissioner's office monitors human rights treaties and how they are put into practice.

Children's rights impact assessment

Information about the Commissioner's model for carrying out a children's rights impact assessment.

Consultation responses & evidence to Parliament

Responses to consultations and evidence to Parliament on laws, policies and decisions showing how the Commissioner thinks they will affect children and young people's rights.

Policy briefings

Summarised information on different children's rights issues.


Find out about research that the Commissioner's office is working on.

Promoting awareness and understanding of children's rights

Statement on Rights and Participation

Sets out why we believe it is important that children and young people are able to contribute to and participate fully in decisions affecting them.

Rights resources

Information to help children and young people learn more about the UNCRC and find out what the Commissioner does and how he can help them.

Golden rules for participation

Find out more about the seven golden rules developed to help anyone working with - and for - children and young people.

Current work

Find out more about current participation work and resources used to raise awareness and understanding of children's rights.

Past work

Access participation resources used in past work.

Rights in pictures (illustrated guide to the UNCRC)

Pictures showing children's rights from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in cartoon form. The pictures can be downloaded for you to use.