Clan Childlaw turns 10

Find out more about what we're doing to mark #clanat10

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Author: Janet Cormack

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Children (Scotland) Act 1995 Review: our consultation response

Read our response the Scottish Government consultation Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy

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Author: Janet Cormack

Stand Up for Siblings - launch of new partnership

'Stand up for Siblings' is being launched today to raise awareness of sibling separation and contact and the impact on looked after children and young people. The partnership aims to improve and change law, policy and practice.

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Our news and blogs

  • Results of our 10-year anniversary children's rights essay competition

    Back in May, to mark our 10-year anniversary, we set law students the challenge of identifying the biggest children's rights issue in Scotland and how the law can be used to resolve it. Congratulations to the winner Michael Malvenda and runners-up Ruari Peoples and Hannah Smethurst! Read more

  • Judgment in Sibling Contact Case in relation to Children's Hearings – Clan Childlaw Press Release – 27 November 2018

    In ABC against Principal Reporter & the Lord Advocate, the Inner House of the Court of Session today decided that the current way that the children’s hearings system considers brothers and sisters is compatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This case involved our client, a 14 year old who wanted to have a say in decisions made about his brother at children’s hearings. Lucy Frazer, solicitor for the child said: “We are disappointed by this decision." ... Read more

  • New dedicated Care Leavers' Law Service announced at 10-year Parliamentary Reception

    On 6th November 2018 we hosted a reception in the Scottish Parliament entitled ‘Clan Childlaw: 10 years of access to justice for children and young people’. We were delighted to announce our new Care Leavers' Law Service at the event. Read more

  • New Joint Discussion Paper 'Overcoming Barriers to Public Interest Litigation in Scotland' published

    We have worked with Human Rights Consortium, Amnesty International, MECOPP, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Shelter Scotland, JustRight Scotland and Rape Crisis Scotland to produce this Discussion Paper on Overcoming Barriers to Public Interest Litigation in Scotland. It identifies challenges for organisations wishing to engage in PIL and suggests actions which could help overcome these. It was launched at an event at the Faculty of Advocates on 22nd November. Read more

Our training diary

  • Sibling Contact Workshop (Perth)

    Learn more about how you can facilitate sibling contact for looked after children. Read more

  • Sibling Contact Workshop (Ayr)

    Learn more about how you can facilitate sibling contact for looked after children. Read more

  • Sibling Contact Workshop (Greenock)

    Learn more about how you can facilitate sibling contact for looked after children. Read more