Clan Childlaw is recruiting a Projects Manager. The application deadline is June 30. Read more

Brothers and sisters matter

Brothers and sisters who are looked after by a local authority or are experiencing family separation often need support to stay in contact. Clan Childlaw is working in different ways to help promote sibling contact. Read more

Mike Heffron

Operations Manager Read more

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. Read more

Ashley Cameron

Care Leavers' Rights Project Coordinator Read more

10-year anniversary conference: Defending Children's Human Rights in Scotland: Where are we now?

On 11th May 2018 we organised a conference to mark Clan Childlaw's 10 years looking at progress made and challenges ahead in defending children's rights in Scotland Read more

Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy

Read our response to the Scottish Government's 2018 consultation on its Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy Read more

Launch of Stand Up For Siblings

Clan Childlaw is a partner in the multi-agency partnership ‘Stand Up For Siblings’ being launched in March 2018. Read more

Law student essay competition

To mark our 10-year anniversary, we asked law students around Scotland: What is the biggest children’s rights issue in Scotland and how can the law be used to resolve it? Congratulations to winner Michael Malvenda! Read more

Clan at 10

Events & Fundraising marking our 10th anniversary Read more

Indirect contact provided for in permanence order may include parents viewing photos of children once a year

In the case of Applications for Permanence Orders under Section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 in respect of the children A and B [2017] SC EDIN 30 Read more

CYPCS Bruce Adamson on the right to see your brothers and sisters

Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, talks to Janet Cormack of Clan Childlaw about children's rights and the importance of looked-after children's sibling relationships. Read more

Lucy Frazer on how lawyers can help CYP with sibling contact

Lucy Frazer, one of Clan Childlaw's solicitors, talks about how she helps young people who are having difficulties seeing their brother or sister. Read more

Alison Reid discusses why Clan Childlaw was set up

This year Clan Childlaw celebrates its 10-year anniversary - hear more from our Chief Executive and Principal Solicitor Alison Reid about why Clan Childlaw was set up and our current work. Read more

Children's Rights in Scotland: using the law and human rights to advance policy

This project seeks to highlight the benefits of using the law, legal processes and human rights to progress policy issues to tackle discrimination and disadvantage in relation to children in Scotland. Read more