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Hughes used human rights to change the law around how young people are treated by the police. Winning his case meant that 17 year olds now have the same rights as other children when they are arrested – the police must inform their parents, or another appropriate adult, so that they have the support they… Read More


Survey highlights the views of young people in foster care

A report on the views of young people in foster care has been published by the Throughcare and Aftercare Trust (TACT). TACT conducted a face to face survey of 84 young people in foster care and found that 88% felt that being in care was the right thing for them, compared with 62% who thought… Read More


Children’s Commissioner launches new ‘Golden Rules’ for participation

A new version of the ‘Golden Rules’ to help children communicate what participation means to them has been launched by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. The ‘7 Golden Rules for Participation’ resource is designed to engage children and young people who: are non-verbal have speech and language difficulties have additional support needs. The… Read More


Report highlights children’s views on complaints processes

A report gathering the views of children on the theme of complaints has also been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. The Children’s Parliament was commissioned to conduct the consultation as part of the Commissioner’s work to map complaints-handling processes in Scotland. The evidence will be used to… Read More


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