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ACCESS TO JUSTICE

 

ACCESS TO RECORDS

 

ADOPTION & PERMANENCE

 

ADVOCACY

 

AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

CAPACITY OF CHILDREN

  • Clan Childlaw leaflet on Getting a Lawyer
  • To instruct lawyer in civil cases:
    Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991, s 2(4A)
    A person under the age of sixteen years shall have legal capacity to instruct a solicitor, in connection with any civil matter, where that person has a general understanding of what it means to do so; and without prejudice to the generality of this subsection a person twelve years of age or more shall be presumed to be of sufficient age and maturity to have such understanding.
  • To consent to medical treatment:
    Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991,  s2(4)
    A person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment where, in the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner attending him, he is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.

 

CHILD PROTECTION

 

CHILDLAW CASE SUMMARIES  ***NEW*** 

 

CHILDREN’S HEARINGS

 

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

 

CONTACT WITH POLICE

 

EDUCATION

 

EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN

 

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

 

FAMILIES: CONTACT, RESIDENCE, PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES & RIGHTS

 

GIRFEC: GETTING IT RIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD

 

GIVING EVIDENCE

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

 

NAMED PERSON SCHEME

 

SIBLING CONTACT

 

STRATEGIC LITIGATION

 

UNDER AGE SEXUAL ACTIVITY & SEXUAL OFFENCES