Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003

The Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in March 2003 to make provision for a Children's ombudsman. It established the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland with the general function of promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and young people.

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003
Act of the Scottish Parliament
Long titleAn Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for the establishment and functions of a Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland; and for connected purposes.
Territorial extent Scotland
Dates
Royal assent1 May 2003
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.

HistoryEdit

The Education, Culture and Sport Committee looked into the need for a Children’s Commissioner in 2001. The consultation period ran from May 2001 and children were invited to give evidence in Holyrood.[1][2] A report was published in February 2002. A further report published in July 2002 by the Education, Culture and Sport Committee proposed a Bill to appoint a Children’s Commissioner.[3] The bill was published on 5 December.[4]

The bill was introduced to Parliament on 15 January 2003.[2] A subordinate legislation subcommittee was convened.[5] The legislation was passed towards the end of the 1st Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2003.[6][7] It received Royal Assent on 1 May 2003.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pupils aim to win day with champion idea". The Scotsman. 24 November 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Learn about the Parliament: Case Studies: Children's Commissioner". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Scots set for children's commissioner". The Scotsman. 29 August 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Youngsters' Bill in print". The Scotsman. 5 December 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Subordinate Legislation Committee". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Marathon for MSPs as time runs out Huge workload in last four months of the parliament". The Herald. 7 January 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Children's tsar bill passed". BBC News. 26 March 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2018.

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