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Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

February 2022. We provided a briefing on this bill to two of the Committees considering it: the Education Children and Young People Committee and the Covid-19 Recovery Committee. This bill

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Second Briefing to Police Scotland Independent Advisory Group

July 2021. Our office’s second briefing to Police Scotland’s Independent Advisory Group on emergency coronavirus powers.

The briefing focuses on the impact of these powers on the human rights of children and young people in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the pandemic has starkly highlighted ways in which Scots law is not compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Scot Youth and Covid 2: Young People’s Participation Through Crisis

July 2021. The Commissioner’s office supported A Place in Childhood (APiC) to work with 25 Young Consultants, exploring their views and experiences of the second lockdown.

This report collects APiC’s findings and highlights the Young Consultants’ 34 Asks to the Scottish Government for meaningful change around Covid.

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SQA Consultation on Appeals

March 2021. We’ve responded to the Scottish Qualification Authority’s consultation on proposals for the 2021 National Qualifications Appeals Process.