We aim to improve life chances for children and young people in Scotland by making sure that every young person in Scotland has access to the legal advice they need, and by securing the recognition and enforcement of their rights in Scots Law.

We undertake three main strands of work in order to achieve this:

Representation

We deliver free legal advice and representation in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Glasgow to those who would otherwise have found it difficult or impossible to access the legal help that they require. We help children and young people up to the age of 18, or 21 if they have been Looked After Children.

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Training

We provide training to individuals and organisations on many areas of child law. We use our direct experience of the law in action to deliver interactive training that is worked around practitioners’ practice needs.

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Policy

Our Policy Development Unit aims to improve outcomes for children and young people by contributing to policy development in relation to the realisation of their rights across Scotland.

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