Blog: New UNCRC General Comment will focus on Access to Justice & is a wake up call for Scotland
6th February 2024 | In this blog, Clan Childlaw’s Principal Solicitor & Chief Executive, Alison Reid discusses the announcement of the next General Comment by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child & the gaps in current provisions in Scotland.
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6 Sept 2023 | Clan Childlaw is delighted to present our 'Alright?' animation. We have been working with young people on ways of sharing their views and experiences in the legal system.
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New Training Programme: January - March 2024
15 November 2023 | Missed out on our recent training sessions? We've just announced new training covering multiple specialist topics for 2024.
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Clan Childlaw is Scotland’s law centre for children and young people. We protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives.


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We are delighted to launch the first courses in our new programme of regular training, led by Clan Childlaw’s expert lawyers. We provide up-to-date information about the law in a practical and accessible way, with a focus on how the law can be used in practice to improve the lives of children and...
Finalist Scottish Legal Awards 2023
We are honoured to have been named as finalist in the 2023 Scottish Legal Awards. Clan Childlaw is nominated for the Community Contribution Award, Sponsored by Frasia Wright Associates. The Scottish Legal Awards aim to recognise excellence in Scottish law and are judged by a panel of experts drawn from...
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...


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In this blog our head of Legal Policy, Katy Nisbet provides insight on Clan Childlaw’s perspective in relation to the recent publishing of the ‘Placing Children In Hotel Accomodation – A Human Rights Analysis Report’ by the office of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland. A report published last Thursday,...
Changes to the law
Following the launch of our Rights In Justice project in April 2023, Project Manager Claire Lightowler reflects on the developments and discoveries since then.  It’s been four months since we launched the Rights in Justice project – to improve legal support for children and young people in conflict with the...
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.