We have responded to the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill. You can also find our Press Release here.
News & Events
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 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
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
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
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.
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  UKSC 25 and P (AP) v Scottish Ministers  CSOH 33. … Continued
We’ve added a new page to our Resource library with summaries of recent child and family law judgments from the Scottish courts and beyond. You can read the summaries here.
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.
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