Commissioner’s farewell message to Scotland’s children and young people: “Thank you all for being so amazing.” 

Bruce says farewell

Bruce Adamson looking happy.

Today Bruce Adamson leaves his role as Children and Young People’s Commissioner – and his last message is a “huge thank you” to children and young people.  

Commissioner Bruce, who began his six-year term in 2017, told children across the country: “I want to say a huge thank you to children and young people in Scotland for being so amazing. I’ve managed to meet so many of you over the last six years, I’ve managed to come to your communities, to your schools and I found out about what’s really important to you. I’ve seen how well you’re doing at learning about your rights and then using your rights to make things better. 

“So many of you have been incredible human rights defenders, using your rights to make the world a better place – to make changes in your schools and communities across Scotland and across the whole world. So thank you to each and every one of you. You’re my boss, and it’s been a huge pleasure to have been your Commissioner.”  

When Bruce started, he brought a fresh approach to participation. A new group of Young Advisors helped steer the office’s work and cemented children and young people’s ideas, experiences, and opinions at the heart of everything we do. 

He will be succeeded by Nicola Killean, who starts her new role in the autumn. 

Bruce leaves a legacy of listening to, supporting, and working for children all over Scotland, and it’s only right that they have the final word… 

Ally says: “Thank you for all your work over the years, and the ongoing support you’ve shown to all of us.” 

Faye says: “Thank you for being such an amazing Commissioner. It’s been wonderful working with you and you’ll be greatly missed.” 

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