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Response to Consultation on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

In May 2024 we responded to the consultation on the Housing (Scotland) Bill – in our response we highlighted our concerns for children and young people living in poverty especially those facing housing issues and homelessness

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Response to Call for inputs by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change and “Access to information on climate change and human rights”

In June 2024 we responded to the Call for inputs by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change and “Access to information on climate change and human rights” to highlight how this relates to the rights of children and young people

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National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Services

We responded to a limited consultation by the Scottish Government on the regulations for a new National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Service – to be known as Foxgrove.

A Human Rights Bill for Scotland – Consultation

October 2024. The Commissioner responded to the Scottish Government consultation on incorporation of additional UN human rights treaties into Scots law. This response as originally submitted via the Scottish Government

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Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill

February 2024. We submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on proposals for the above Bill. This response was originally submitted via the Scottish Government’s Consultation Hub. Defining wellbeing

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Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill Consultation

We are aware that there are many barriers to formal diagnosis and many children face long waits for a formal assessment and diagnosis. Children can also experience changes of diagnosis. This reinforces the approach taken by the Equality Act 2010 and the Education (Additional Support for Learnings) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended) and counters the persistence of the medical model, which can be a barrier to realising children’s rights.

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Scottish Government Consultation

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024: Statutory Guidance on Part 2 and 3 (section 18) This consultation was submitted via the Scottish Government’s

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