News



24 February 2020
Ahead of a key Parliamentary vote today, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland has written to all MSPs to reiterate his support for a Bill aimed at ending period poverty.
05 February 2020
Commissioner Bruce Adamson says Scotland must act on what care experienced children have told us after the Independent Care Review published its conclusions on Scotland’s systems of care.
30 January 2020
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson has welcomed a groundbreaking new report that argues Scotland’s youth justice system needs reform if it is to be truly rights respecting.
20 January 2020
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson has stressed the importance of a human rights-based approach to policing after a new report suggested high volumes of stop and search may have damaged perception of Police among Scotland’s young people.
16 December 2019
Scotland’s most vulnerable children at risk of being restrained and secluded will have greater protection following successful action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland (EHRC) and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.
10 December 2019
On human rights day we're launching an investigation into whether children in Scotland are being unlawfully placed in secure accommodation and so deprived of their liberty.
05 December 2019
There's a new toolkit for adults across Scotland who work with children and young people. It explains work already done around child human rights defenders and contains practical activities that will let you carry out a project of your own.
25 November 2019
Commissioner Bruce Adamson has warmly welcomed the Scottish Government's 20 November commitment to fully and directly incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
20 November 2019
To mark International Children's Day, the Commissioner has written to all MSPs urging them to ensure the full and direct incorporation of the UNCRC.
20 November 2019
There’s not much time left for Scotland's current Parliament to incorporate the UNCRC. That means our message on the Convention's birthday is both one of celebration and one of urgency.