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Children & Young People’s Commissioner

Scotland has a new Children & Young People’s Commissioner.

The role of the Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) is to work with others to improve the lives of children and young people.

It is their job to help children and young people in Scotland understand their rights, and make sure they are respected.

Bruce Adamson was CYPCS from 2017 to 2023. This is because the role of CYPCS is limited to 6 years. After this time, the Scottish Parliament appoints a new person.

An image of the previous Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson. Behind a cut-out of Bruce Adamson and different coloured half-circle shapes.

who is the new cypcs?

Nicola Killean is the new CYPCS and started in September 2023.

Nicola has lots of experience working with children in communities through music.

An image of Nicola Killean the new Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland. She is with six school children and they are all holding up musical instruments.

You can hear more from Nicola and find out all about her plans by clicking the button below:

How can the CYPCS help?

The CYPCS can help you, for example, by answering questions about what your rights are.

They can also give you advice when your rights are not being respected at home, in the community or at school.

Watch this video for more information about how the CYPCS can help:

You can also get in touch with the CYPCS by clicking the button below and completing the form:

Additionally, you can find out more about your rights on Reach:

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