What we do

We are lawyers for children and young people in Scotland. We use our legal knowledge, and what we learn from the children we work with, to find ways to make the law work better for children and young people.


Author: Anne Nielsen

Location: Norton Park,57 Albion Road, Edinburgh

Sibling rights

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


Author: Janet Cormack

Child Law Network

A network established by Clan Childlaw to provide news and updates on child law developments in Scotland


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Coronavirus - Examples of problems a lawyer can help with

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.


Author: Catriona Phillips


Training Courses

  • Children’s Rights in Scotland

    17 May, 13.30 - 16.30. Through case studies and questions, we will explore the practical applications of children’s rights in a range of different situations and scenarios. Read more

  • Children's Hearings: What you need to know

    21 May, 10.00 - 13.00. This training course will introduce Children’s Hearings, including why they exist, who attends them, and why a child or young person might enter the children’s hearing system. Read more

  • Brexit: Young people, Families and Homelessness

    8 June, 10.00 - 12.00. This free lawyer-led workshop will explain why young people and families need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and explore the effect of Brexit on housing and homelessness rights. Read more