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16 November 2018
Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People is Bruce Adamson. Bruce's job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those rights...
13 November 2018
Article 37 of the UNCRC states that children who are deprived of their liberty must be treated with humanity and respect for their human dignity. We have produced a briefing on the human rights issues raised by the detention of children.
09 November 2018
Commissioner Bruce Adamson has welcomed the news that Scotland will become the first country in the world to have LGBTI inclusive education embedded in the curriculum.
31 October 2018
We’re glad to share our Annual Report for 2017-18 covering Commissioner Bruce Adamson’s first year in post, which was laid at Scottish Parliament today.
30 October 2018
Our office has produced a draft plan for British Sign Language (BSL) — and we’re looking for feedback from as many people as possible.
25 October 2018
The human rights of some of Scotland’s vulnerable children aren’t being respected, protected, and fulfilled. "That’s highlighted in Is Scotland Fairer?" A report released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
25 October 2018
Every care experienced child should be able to have meaningful contact with a sibling they want an ongoing relationship with— and they should be properly supported to do so. That’s what we’re saying in our statement to mark the first ever Care Experienced Week .
02 October 2018
Clara Gray, 16, is one of a group of young people from Scotland who created recommendations around mental health to take to Europe’s Commissioners for Children and Young People. Last month, she went to Paris for the annual conference of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children, and this is how her experience went.
02 October 2018
The Scottish Government needs to tackle child poverty in a sustained, systemic and human rights-based way. That’s the message of Commissioner Bruce Adamson in endorsing the findings of Poverty in Scotland 2018 , a report released today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland.
25 September 2018
Commissioner Bruce Adamson's message at the first Rhodri Morgan lecture is that children are active members of society: and human rights are a way of making that clear.