Children can help Commissioner plan for the future at online assemblies 

Children and young people are invited to special online assemblies to celebrate their human rights on World Children’s Day – and to give their views. 

Nicola Killean, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, is hosting two assemblies with e-Sgoil, and has asked parents, carers, and adults who work with children to support children to join her on 20 November. 

Commissioner Nicola must create a plan about what she’ll be working on over the next four years, and children and young people’s experiences and voices need to be at the heart of it. At these assemblies, children will find out more about what the Commissioner does and how they can be involved in helping create her four-year plan.   

On World Children’s Day, Commissioner Nicola will co-host a 30-minute assembly for primary age children at 9.15am and one for secondary age children at 2.15pm. There’s no need to register in advance, simply join on the day at  

The Commissioner said: “I am so excited to invite children and young people to these assemblies and I can’t wait to hear what they have to say about rights.  

“I want to involve as many children and young people as possible in creating my new plan, finding out about the issues matter to them and how my office should work for them.” 

The assemblies will be the first of regular opportunities to come together to explore rights online with the Commissioner. There will also be opportunities for children and young people to take part in person in schools and other settings across Scotland.  

The Commissioner and her team will be listening to as many children and young people as possible between now and January to inform the Strategic Plan.   

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