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Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee considers SCCYP Annual Reports, 25/06/08 [S]
During its meeting on 25 June 2008, the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee considered the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People, Kathleen Marshall's annual reports for 2006/07 and 2007/08.

Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People Annual Report, 23/06/08 [S]
Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament on 23 June 2008 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) welcoming the 2007-08 Annual Report of Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.

UK childrenís commissionersí report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, 09/06/08 [E,NI,S,W]
The report outlines how childrenís rights across the UK have worsened in some aspects, and in others there have been no change since the last time the UN Committee reported on the Governmentís childrenís rights record in 2002. Commitments to improve children and young peopleís lives in recent years are welcomed by the Children's Commissioners. But serious concerns remain about the significant breaches of childrenís rights that exist in the UK. A major issue for the Commissioners is the public attitude towards children and young people, which increasingly demonises them in our society. The report identifies eighteen areas of common concern across the UK regions.

Education Committee notes the Scotlandís Commissioner for Children and Young Peopleís annual report, 13/12/06 [S]
During their meeting on 13 December 2006 the Scottish Parliament Education Committee noted the Scotlandís Commissioner for Children and Young Peopleís annual report.

Joint Committee on human rights hears from the Children's Commissioners, 23/10/06 [E/NI/S/W]
The Joint Committee on human rights in the UK Parliament heard from the Children's Commissioners regarding the detention of children. The Children's Commissioner for England, Professor Aynsley-Green called on an overhaul of the detention of children. Matters discussed included young offenders and asylum seeker children.

Finance Committee Report on the Inquiry into Accountability and Governance, 15/09/06 [S]
Scottish Parliament Finance Committee report on the inquiry into accountability and governance. The report recommends changing the status of Scotlandís Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Result of Children's Commissioner consultation with young people, 23/01/06 [S]
The Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People have the results from their consultation with children and young people on their policy priority. The issue which most children and young people wanted the Commissioner to focus her work on was 'things to do'.

Justice 1 Committee takes evidence on the Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill, 14/12/05 [S]
During their meeting on 14 December 2005 the Scottish Parliament's Justice 1 Committee took evidence on the Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill. Evidence was heard from Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Disability Rights Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Scottish Human Rights Centre and Amnesty International Scotland.

Commissioner seeks views of organisations working with children and young people, 11/05 [S]
The Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People has launched a consultation on their policy priorities. The Commissioner is identifying her policy priorities for the next two years and is inviting organisations who work with, and for, children and young people to comment on what they think those priorities should be. Consultation to 31 January 2006.

Commissioner's consultation, 28/10/05 [S]
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People has invited suggestions from children and young people on what issues they would like to be made priorities. The consultation, Keeping Promises, will take place over one month. Consultation to 31 December 2005.