Scotland is facing a “children’s rights emergency” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s children’s commissioner has warned.
Bruce Adamson said he had “grave concerns” about the long-term impact of the virus lockdown on young people.
He said “every child” will need extra support with their mental wellbeing, calling for extra investment in staff.
The Scottish government said a children’s rights approach was central to its Covid-19 response.
Ministers are planning for the reopening of Scotland’s schools in full from 11 August, without any physical distancing restrictions in place.