Get legal help for a child or young person

Information for professionals, support, advocacy, and advice workers or foster carers seeking help with the law or a legal problem for a child or young person they are working with. You will find frequently asked questions, case studies and other information on this page.



Child Law Network

A network established by Clan Childlaw to provide news and updates on child law developments in Scotland


Author: Parisa Shirazi

Street Legal

Street Legal is an innovative partnership project between Clan Childlaw and Shelter Scotland, providing free legal advice and representation to young people and families with children who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh.


Author: Lisa Paton

Strategic litigation resources

A host of strategic litigation resources including articles we've written, presentations from our events, and links to publications and resources from Scotland, the UK and internationally.


Author: Janet Cormack

Our news

  • Open and ready to help

    In the next few weeks we will be here to listen, to explain things, answer your questions and help you figure things out. Where we can’t help we will do all we can to direct children and young people to other services. Read more

  • Coronavirus update

    Clan Childlaw to continue to support children and young people but suspend face-to-face meetings and training. Read more

  • Stand Up For Siblings marks two year anniversary

    It’s been a busy two years since Stand Up For Siblings launched in March 2018 Read more

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