2018 Public Consultation

In May 2018 the Scottish Government opened a public consultation 'Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy'.

The review was very broad in scope and included sections on obtaining the views of the child in family court actions, contact (including contact with siblings), parentage, parental responsibilities and rights, domestic abuse, and court procedure.

Please read our response to the consultation here

We submitted a joint response with Stand Up for Siblings on just the questions relating to siblings. 

All consultation responses are published on the Scottish Government Consultation Hub here and along with an Analysis of all the responses

2019 Children (Scotland) Bill 

The Scottish Government published the Children (Scotland) Bill on 2nd September 2019. We submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee which is published here

The Justice Committee is taking oral evidence on the Bill - read more here