In this section you can find details of the current and recent projects, reports and consultations we have been working on with children, young people and adults alike.
If you would like to find out more about any of the projects featured here, please get in touch.
The draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 17 April. The introduction of the Bill follows a consultation held by the Scottish Government last year. The consultation set out a range of proposals for taking forward the Scottish Government’s ambitions for children’s rights and services. We have detailed here all of the material and resources that were available during the consultation period, produced both by our office and partner organisations.
This is the Commissioner’s first annual reporting event to children and young people. It will be held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Friday 23 November 2012 from 10am-2.30pm and you can join in online!
Through SCCYP’s national consultation, a RIGHT blether, we heard the views of 74,059 of Scotland’s children and young people. We asked them what the four most important areas were that we should be working on, on their behalf. The children and young people cast their votes and told us that these were: in the home; in the community; where they learn; and in Scotland.
During 2011 Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People asked children between the ages of 2 and 5 to have their very own creative conversation using their own forms of expression. This creative conversation, was called a RIGHT wee blether.
a RIGHT blether was the national consultation undertaken by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People in 2010. It provided an opportunity for children and young people across Scotland to say what was important in their lives and to take part in a national vote. A total of 74,059 votes were received.
One of the core duties of Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People is to review law, policy and practice to examine their effectiveness in respecting the rights of children and young people. Monitoring human rights treaties forms a large part of this work and here you can find details of how the Commissioner's office undertakes to carry out this duty.
Some of the key policy work being undertaken by the team includes:
Scotland: A safe place for child trafficking? A study into child trafficking in Scotland with the purpose of providing the Commissioner with an understanding of child trafficking that allowed the office to make recommendations for policy, practice and legislative change, and to use the results to raise awareness among professionals and key stakeholders of child trafficking.
Not Seen. Not Heard. Not Guilty, 2011 review: Promoting and safeguarding the rights of the children of prisoners, by reviewing the extent to which the recommendations in the Commissioner’s original Not Seen. Not Heard. Not Guilty report have been implemented.
Follow this link for details of recently commissioned research which includes analysis on the links between poverty and educational attainment, and eligibility criteria and other assessment tools for services for disabled children and young people and their families.
Follow this link for details of all the policy briefings, recent publications and research reports produced by our policy team.