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New regulations allow siblings to apply for legal aid
23 Jan 2023 | From today, new regulations will allow siblings to apply for legal aid for a lawyer to represent them at their sibling’s Children’s Hearings.
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More choice for people experiencing homelessness
29 Nov 2022. From 29th November 2022, the rules allowing local authorities to refer people experiencing homelessness to another local authority in Scotland on the basis of local connection have been suspended.
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What we do

Clan Childlaw is Scotland’s law centre for children and young people. We protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives.


We are delighted to have moved our Glasgow office to a new space in the Glasgow Collective where we are joining a community of social enterprises, charities, and community interest companies. Our new address is Clan Childlaw, c/o Glasgow Collective, 15 East Campbell Street, Glasgow, G1 5DT, so please do...
As we celebrate the third anniversary of the Independent Care Review, Clan Childlaw is reflecting on what we have done so far to #KeepThePromise and our priorities and goals for the coming years. Our lawyers work with care experienced children and young people every day to protect their rights and...
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We are delighted to share that Clan Childlaw has secured funding from The Promise Partnership for the Rights In-Justice project. Through this project, Clan Childlaw will be working to ensure that children and young people in conflict with the law have their rights respected and have access to legal support where public...


If we are to achieve the fundamental system change required by The Promise and ensure that rights are always respected, then lawyers and legal services for children and young people need to change too.
Dr Claire Lightowler shares emerging findings and insights from her work on a scoping study to better understand the legal needs of children and young people in conflict with the law.
Legal Policy Manager Katy Nisbet writes about the importance of the right to Continuing Care and considers Clan Childlaw's role in helping children to access their rights.