Guides on the Employment of Children and on Young Performers, prepared by Clan Childlaw, published by Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government has published the following two guides prepared by Clan Childlaw:   Employment of Children: A Guide for Children This guide aims to help children between the age of 13 and school leaving age who might want a part-time job to have some financial independence, and to gain experience of employment. It covers … Continued


Clan Childlaw supports Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

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Clan Childlaw today responded to the public consultation on John Finnie MSP’s Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. Clan Childlaw fully supports the proposal to give children equal protection against assault by removing the justifiable assault defence from section 51 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 and the defence of reasonable chastisement from … Continued


We’re recruiting!

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Solicitor (1 Year Fixed Term Maternity Cover) to start asap Full time (or minimum 4 days a week) Closing Date: midday on 31 July 2017 Clan Childlaw is a law centre providing an outreach legal representation service for children and young people. Glasgow based role. Some travel and work outwith office hours may be required … Continued


14-year-old girl successfully challenges Relevant Person Status of grandparents at the Inner House

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The Inner House of the Court of Session this week issued their decision in the case of CF v MF, GF and Locality Reporter. Our 14-year-old client was successful  with a legal challenge to remove her grandparents’ Relevant Person Status. The court decided that in this case the Sheriff should have  considered the child’s views about her grandparents not having … Continued


Award of funding by the Baring Foundation

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Clan Childlaw is delighted to have been awarded three-year funding by The Baring Foundation, the Legal Education Foundation, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for our project “Children’s Rights in Scotland: Using the law and human rights to advance policy“. The funding has been awarded under the Baring Foundation’s “Strengthening the Voluntary Sector” programme.


“Caught in the past” – article by Alison Reid

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In “Caught in the past”, published this week on the Law Society of Scotland Journal Online, Alison Reid highlights the need for need for an urgent review of the effect of childhood offending behaviour later in life following the judgments in AB v HMA [2017] UKSC 25 and P (AP) v Scottish Ministers [2017] CSOH 33. … Continued


New leaflets for CYP

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Clan Childlaw has published new leaflets for children and young people on: Access to Records, Adoption & Permanence, Contact & Residence, Children’s Hearings, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Getting a Lawyer, Giving Evidence in Court, Parental Rights & Responsibilities, and School & Work. Please contact us for paper copies.


We’re recruiting!

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Solicitor (1 Year Fixed Term Maternity Cover) 4-5 days/28-35 hours a week Closing date: midday on 31 May 2017 Glasgow based role. Some travel and work outwith office hours may be required to deliver outreach services. May be suitable for a recently qualified solicitor or someone wishing to build on child law experience in a … Continued