The Commissioner's office is actively involved in research that relates to the rights of children and young people and how the Commissioner can make a difference.

Our research takes the form of:

  • surveys of children, young people and adults
  • discussion with children and young people in focus groups
  • analysis of existing research, and desktop reviews.

We publish most of the research we commission.

Read our latest publications.

Current research

Coping is difficult, but I feel proud: Perspectives on mental health and wellbeing of young carers

This research project aims to identify the concerns and issues of young carers around the impact of caring responsibilities on their mental health and wellbeing. The study is mainly quantitative in approach.

Blake Stevenson Ltd in association with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU), University of St Andrews carried out the research. The project is in partnership with Carers Trust Scotland with the support of Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Read the research.

Contact Sheila Hamilton, Research Manager for more information.