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ACCESS TO JUSTICE

 ACCESS TO RECORDS

 ADOPTION & PERMANENCE

 ADVOCACY

 AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

 CAPACITY OF CHILDREN

  • Clan Childlaw leaflet on Getting a Lawyer
  • To instruct lawyer in civil cases:
    Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991, s 2(4A)
    A person under the age of sixteen years shall have legal capacity to instruct a solicitor, in connection with any civil matter, where that person has a general understanding of what it means to do so; and without prejudice to the generality of this subsection a person twelve years of age or more shall be presumed to be of sufficient age and maturity to have such understanding.
  • To consent to medical treatment:
    Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991,  s2(4)
    A person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment where, in the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner attending him, he is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.

 CHILD PROTECTION

 CHILDLAW CASE SUMMARIES 

 CHILDREN’S HEARINGS

 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

CLAN CHILDLAW

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CROSS-BORDER CHILDREN'S CASES

EDUCATION

 EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN

 EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

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 GIRFEC: GETTING IT RIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD

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 HUMAN RIGHTS

 LICENSING SYSTEM IN SCOTLAND FOR CHILD PERFORMANCES & SPORTS & MODELLING ACTIVITIES

 LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

 MEDICAL TREATMENT

 NAMED PERSON SCHEME

 SIBLING CONTACT

 STRATEGIC LITIGATION

 UNDER AGE SEXUAL ACTIVITY & SEXUAL OFFENCES