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.

This Publication sets out the law as it is now, the reasons it should change, and the changes we'd like to see:

Prioritising Sibling Relationships for Looked After Children, by Fiona Jones, Clan Childlaw with Dr Christine Jones, February 2018

Find out more about:

Supreme Court case ABC v Principal Reporter and another

The Stand Up for Siblings coalitionwe are a founding partner in Stand Up for Siblings, a Scotland-wide partnership aimed at improving and changing legislation, policy and practice 

Legal Help from our solicitors for children and young people to achieve contact with brothers and sisters 

Our policy work on sibling contact


    Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner, on children's rights and the importance of looked-after children's sibling relationships

    Lucy Frazer, Clan Childlaw solicitor, on how lawyers can help children and young people with sibling contact