The Observatory's work

Since the Observatory’s launch in 2020, we have been hard at work furthering the implementation of children’s human rights in Scotland.

Research Network on Children's Human Rights

The Observatory hosts a research network that aims to bring together research expertise with the lived experiences of children and young people and Scottish policy-makers, practitioners and civil society. 

The Research Network is supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Research Network grant. It is initially funded for two years starting March 2023.

Learn more about the Research Network on Children's Human Rights


Children's Rights reporting

In 2023, the Observatory and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland sent FOIs to public authorities listed in Part 1 (section 2) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 to ask about their children’s rights reporting duties. We have made the reports shared with us in response public. 

Read more about this piece of work and check out the reports


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