Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill resources

You can find all the materials and resources that were available during the consultation period for the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill here. These were produced both by our office and partner organisations.

Written evidence

Written evidence to the Education and Culture Committee

Papers

Paper by the Commissioner on the proposed operation of the additional powers for this office provided in Part 2 of the Bill

Our consultation response

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People response to Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill consultation

Our briefing papers

Policy Briefing: Proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Children’s Rights

The purpose of this briefing is to share the Commissioner's initial analysis of those proposals made in A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which relate to duties on Scottish Minsters and others on children’s rights.

Policy Briefing: Proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Looked After Children

The purpose of this briefing is to share the Commissioner's initial views of those sections within A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which relate to support for looked after children, corporate parenting, kinship care, adoption and fostering.

Policy Briefing: Proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Extension of the Commissioner's Investigatory Powers

The purpose of this briefing is to share the Commissioner's emerging thinking in relation to the proposals to extend the Commissioner’s powers of investigation under s. 7 of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 17)  (‘the 2003 Act’), which are being canvassed in the Scottish Government’s current consultation on proposals for a Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

Policy Briefing: Proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Legislating for elements of Getting it Right for Every Child

The purpose of this briefing is to share the Commissioner's initial analysis of those sections within A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which relate to proposals for a new focus on well-being, better service planning and delivery, improved reporting on outcomes, the named person and the child's plan.

Policy Briefing: Proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Early Learning and Child Care

The purpose of this briefing is to share the Commissioner's emerging thinking in relation to the proposals on early learning and childcare within A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

Feedback from the sector

Play Scotland: Plans for new Children and Young People Bill Petition

Play Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to include a Statutory Duty for Play in this new Bill. This could place a Duty on local authorities to provide sufficient and satisfying play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.

Consultation tools for children and young people

The Scottish Government asked Young Scot and the Scottish Youth Parliament to carry out a consultation with children and young people on the new Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, which ended in September 2012.