Commission writes to Cabinet Secretary about Education (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, expressing concerns about Clause 17 and the Schedule to the Bill. The Bill is being debated in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 29 October.

Professor Alan Miller, Chair of the Commission, notes the Commission's concerns regarding the "approach to assessing capacity and the requirement for a preliminary best interests test before children and young people can exercise their rights." 

Professor Miller continues, "We understand that there have been discussions with key stakeholders in relation to this matter and we share the concerns that have been raised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland on these matters."

Read the letter here