November 2021. The Commissioner and our Young Advisers responded to Professor Ken Muir’s consultation on reforming aspects of education in Scotland, including the roles of the SQA, Education Scotland and
The Commissioner responds to the Scottish Government Consultation on Covid Recovery. November 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for public services and for Scotland as a whole. The emergency
November 2021. Our office responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a National Care Service for Scotland. Download The pandemic has highlighted the importance of social care and the weaknesses
November 2018. We wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills to express our concerns about proposals that children’s right to participate in decision making about additional support for
October 2020. We responded to a Scottish Government consultation on raising the age at which a child can be referred to a children’s hearing from 18. This would help ensure
The Children’s Commissioners of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respond to this consultation.
March 2021. Submission to Scottish Government consultation on their draft public engagement strategy for climate change.
March 2021. We’ve responded to the Scottish Qualification Authority’s consultation on proposals for the 2021 National Qualifications Appeals Process.
January 2021. We responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the revised National Guidance on Child Protection.
We told them that the guidance needed to be strengthened by making the links to the children’s human rights frameworks clearer, and highlighted that 16 and 17-year-olds should receive the same protection as young children.
January 2021. We responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on raising the age of referral to Children’s Hearings to include all children under the age of 18, including those in conflict with the law.