June 2022 Our response to the Scottish Government’s Children’s Care and Justice Bill Consultation.
July 2021. The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 made some changes to the ways children participate in the family justice system – we responded to this consultation on the creation of
May 2022 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament asked us to provide evidence on these Regulations.
March 2022 Our submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Children’s Commissioners of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respond to this consultation.
February 2022. We responded to the Scottish Government’s policy proposals for legislative amendments on the cross-border placement and deprivation of liberty of children and young people. Summary While we agree
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
June 2021. Report of our latest investigation, which found children in secure accommodation may have been deprived of their liberty without due process of law.
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.
January 2021. Our briefing makes it clear that children in Scotland must be protected from being used as a covert human intelligence source (CHIS).