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10 June 2019
Scotland’s largest teaching union, the EIS, has today called for national guidance on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.
22 May 2019
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the most important thing Scotland can do to protect children’s human rights: incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
21 May 2019
Statement from the office on HMIPS's inspection report of YOI Polmont, to which our office contributed as a guest inspector, focusing on the extent to which children’s human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled in the facility.
07 May 2019
Commenting in today’s Times, Commissioner Bruce Adamson highlights the urgency of incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law.
06 May 2019
Two inspiring young human rights defenders from Scotland will address the UN in Geneva today when they give evidence on Scotland’s rights record to the UN Committee Against Torture.
29 April 2019
Children’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson today welcomed Nicola Sturgeon’s commitment to pass new legislation to fully protect the rights of children in Scotland within the next two years.     
02 April 2019
International Officer Kara Brown blogs on the eight recommendations made by young Human Rights Defenders in Promote. Protect. Defend, a report published by our office and laid before the Scottish Parliament.
02 April 2019
A group of young people is demanding greater recognition of human rights in Scotland by calling on adults to make sure children can stand up and challenge decision-makers when they don’t keep their human rights promises.
22 March 2019
Commissioner Bruce Adamson has written to Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd MSP asking for her to be clear on when and how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will be incorporated into Scots law.
14 March 2019
Today, Scotland’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee released their Report on children and young people’s mental health — and their suggestions echo what young people themselves have said.