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.



Care Leavers Law Service

The Care Leavers Law Service is a five year project funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. The project will provide legal advice and representation to care leavers.


Author: Janet Cormack

Street Legal

Street Legal is an innovative partnership project between Clan Childlaw and Rock Trust, providing free legal advice and representation to young people who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.


Author: Lisa Paton

Strategic litigation resources

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


Author: Janet Cormack

Our news

  • Work for us! We are hiring 2 NQ solicitors

    Clan Childlaw is adding two solicitors to its team, one in our Glasgow office and one in our Edinburgh office. Read more

  • Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in case concerning sibling rights

    27 June 2019 - The United Kingdom Supreme Court has today decided that our client’s application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court should be allowed. The case relates to sibling rights and contact within the Children’s Hearing System. Read more

  • Launch of the Care Leavers' Law Service

    On 18th June we welcomed nearly 100 colleagues from across the sector to the Lighthouse in Glasgow for an engagement and launch event for our new Care Leavers’ Law Service, a 5-year, Scotland-wide project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Read more

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