From 26 July 2021, the law is changing on what local authorities and Children’s Hearings have to do to support brothers and sisters. Read more
25 August, 10.00 - 12.00. This free lawyer-led workshop will explain how to challenge homeless application decisions affecting children, young people, and families in Edinburgh. Read more
Clan Childlaw is Scotland's law centre for children and young people. We protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives. Read more
Clan Childlaw is Scotland's law centre for children and young people. We protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives.
We have long called for the law to be changed to prioritise care experienced children and young people's sibling relationships and are delighted that these changes are now law and will come into force in July 2021
A network established by Clan Childlaw to provide news and updates on child law developments in Scotland
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, but it hasn’t changed the responsibilities of local authorities to support care experienced children and young people.
Press Release: 26 July 2021. On 26 July, the law is changing as the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and changing regulations give new rights to siblings in Scotland. The new law emphasises the importance of ensuring brothers and sisters live together whenever possible. Read more
Children and young people, including care leavers, must apply to the EU Settlement scheme if they are an EU, EEA or Swiss national. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021. Read more
Clan Childlaw warmly welcomes the publication of Plan 21-24, the first of three plans which will implement The Promise over a ten-year period. Read more
Our Legal Policy Manager Janet Cormack explains what has happened so far with UNCRC in Scotland and what could happen next. Read more
It seems inevitable that a significant number of children and young people will find themselves without legal settled status when the deadline passes on 30 June. They will find themselves ineligible for housing benefits with no right to work, study and live in the UK. Read more
New laws mean it’s much less likely someone with childhood convictions will have these disclosed when applying for jobs, courses, or volunteer work Read more