Commissioner writes to set out concerns about the energy companies’ inadequate action over addressing the forced installation of pre-payment meters on families. Any failure by the UK Government to take
Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson’s letter to the regulator Ofgem, urging it to ban energy companies from all compulsory installations of pre-payment meters, a practice that leaves struggling families at severe risk of energy disconnection.
The Commissioner expressed his grave concern that energy companies are still not effectively identifying vulnerable individuals to provide them, and any dependent children with the support that they desperately need.
The Commissioner points to the increased risks to children’s right to life, health and development by the energy companies’ decisions and lack of effective identification, calling on Ofgem to urgently “take a more active regulatory approach, rather than a watching brief”.
22 August 2022 Commissioner’s letter to Ofgem’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Brearley, to question the regulator’s decision to raise the energy price cap without properly considering the impact on children in
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, together with the Children’s Commissioner England, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales has written
Commissioner’s letter to Cabinet Secretary requesting that children and young people from the 2020 cohort who remain disadvantaged by decisions made by the SQA the Scottish Government, to appeal directly
Letter from ACC Bernard Higgins, Police Scotland, Gold Commander for COP-26, outlining Police Scotland’s commitment to and provision for ensuring that children’s human rights are protected during peaceful protests at
Commissioner’s letter to ACC Bernard Higgins, Police Scotland, Gold Commander for COP-26 urging that children and young people’s human rights be respected, protected and fulfilled in the policing of peaceful protests
Commissioner’s letter to Education Directors urging support for schoolchildren participating in global climate strike on Friday 24 September 2021.
August 2018. We wrote to the Minister for Children and Young People in response to a Scottish Government consultaion on the PVG scheme and its potential impact on children and