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Nicola Killean joins expert lineup for Children in Scotland’s Annual Conference 2024

Children in Scotland is delighted to announce the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean, will chair the first day of its up-coming Annual Conference 2024.

Held on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, the flagship event will bring together delegates, partners and supporters from across the children’s sector, with a range of keynote speakers, exhibitors, workshops and networking sessions available over the two days.

As part of Children in Scotland’s commitment to participation and engagement, Nicola will co-chair with a young person, and will introduce contributors and share reflections as the packed programme gets underway.

Joining an exciting, expert lineup of sector leaders still to be announced, Nicola says the Annual Conference will be a welcome opportunity to discuss and dissect some of the big issues facing children and young people today.

Nicola Killean, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, said: “I am delighted to be co-chairing Children in Scotland’s annual conference for a day with a young person. The conference is a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge and reflect on good practice on how children’s rights are being delivered in Scotland. With the implementation of the UNCRC Act on the horizon, it’s an even more significant time for adults, young people, and children to come together to share experiences with the aim of making children’s rights a reality for all children in Scotland.”

Simon Massey, Children in Scotland’s Head of Engagement and Learning, said: “We are so excited to announce that Nicola will be jointly chairing the first day of our Annual Conference. I am looking forward to welcoming her to what I hope will be regular involvement in our flagship event, and keen to hear about her first few months as the Children and Young People’s Commissioner. As always, we’re really looking forward to bringing people together from across the children’s sector to share ideas, collaborate, network and learn.”

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