“What’s the biggest child rights issue in Scotland?” Commissioner asks children and young people

Date: 26th August 2019
Category: Respect for the views of the child


The Commissioner invites children and young people to share their views on children’s rights related issues in Scotland, as part of the UNCRC’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The submissions should be in 500-words or less, and should address the following question: What do you think is the biggest children’s rights issue in Scotland today, and why?

Children and young people might want to think about:

  • how does the issue link to one or more of the rights in the UNCRC?
  • what’s changed around this issue in the last 30 years?
  • what would you like to happen in Scotland so that this issue is tackled?

The call is open for children and young people aged up to 18, or up to 21 if care experienced.

Children and young people using BSL, can alternatively take part by sending a 5 minute video. Other reasonable adjustments of the format can be also made, upon request. 

Some of the responses will be published by the Commissioner’s office in celebration of the 30th anniversary.