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The front cover of the annual report is nature themed, showing various pictures of children and young people inside leafs that shoot out from a long green branch.

Annual Report 2023-24

Our 2023/2024 Annual Report, covering a big year for children’s human rights in Scotland. We also have a report for younger people and an Easy Read version.

Cover of Annual Report 2022-2023. Pictures of young people and the Commissioner

Annual Report 2022-23

Bruce Adamson, in his final report before stepping down as Commissioner, expresses pride in the achievements of the past year and looks with positivity to future years for the office’s work with incoming Commissioner, Nicola Killean.

Text blurbs and content from the Annual Report 2021-2022

Children and Young People’s Annual Report 2021-22

Every year we report to you about our work in different ways, and this year we made a mini report.  Our report is from April 2021 until the end of March 2022, which begins just at the end of the second Covid-19 lockdown, when school buildings were back open. We know what a challenging year this was for all of you, and we continued to make sure that your views and experiences were are at the heart of our work. You will see the work of our Young Advisers throughout the report, and we are grateful that they continue to help us promote and protect children’s and young people’s rights.

The annual report cover depicts former Commissioner Bruce Adamson sitting under a tree reading stories to children. A seperate image depicts two young children doing art in a park. Another image depicts a group of children posing for photo in a martial arts setting.

Annual Report 2021-22

This report marks 18 years since the first Commissioner, Professor Kathleen Marshall, began her work. The end of the office’s childhood is a challenging time with the pandemic still impacting children, war in Europe, a cost-of-living crisis, and attacks on human rights laws. We’ve maintained a strong focus on our organisational values – bravery, independence, leadership, participation, and respect.

Quote bubble from YAG Jodi in our 2020-2021 annual report: 'In a pandemic, children's rights can easily be forgotten. Ask us what we think about decisions affecting us - and listen to our answers.'

Annual Report 2020-21

October 2021. Our Annual Report for April 2020 to March 2021 focuses on the impact which Covid-19 had on children and young people. The report also looks at other areas

The cover of our 2019/20 Annual Report.

Annual Report 2019-20

October 2020. Our Annual Report for April 2019 to March 2020 covers a year where progress was made on key issues for children’s human rights in Scotland, including UNCRC Incorporation, equal protection of children from assault and raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

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