Clan Childlaw opened its doors in 2008 as a free, child-centred outreach legal service for children and young people. 10 years on, it is a thriving law centre with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and a track record in advocating for children's rights in Scotland and delivering high quality training on child law. You can hear more about why Clan was set up and our current work in these podcasts

Help us celebrate our 10-year anniversary!

Sponsor us to Swim Loch Lomond!

Clan colleagues will be braving the chilly waters of Loch Lomond in the Great Scottish Swim this Saturday 25th August. We would be delighted if you'd consider sponsoring us

10 Years 10 Munros Fundraising Challenge

We'll embark on the next stage of our 10 years 10 munros challenge in September to raise money for Clan Childlaw's services for children and young people. Please consider donating here to help us reach our fundraising target!

Law Student Essay Competition

To mark our 10-year anniversary, we are asking law students around Scotland:  

What is the biggest children’s rights issue in Scotland and how can the law be used to resolve it?  

The winning entry will be published by Clan Childlaw and the winner offered a week's work experience placement at Clan Childlaw.    

Deadline for entries: 5pm on 1st October 2018 

Read more about the essay competition and rules here! 

Anniversary Conference

Thank you to everyone who came to our anniversary conference on 11th May, "Defending Children's Human Rights in Scotland: Where are we now?". We had a great day with fantastic speakers Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner, Aoife Daly, University of Liverpool, Juliet Harris, Together, and Children's Parliament. Please check out the twitter feed from the conference using #clanat10 and #childrightsscot and our article published in The Journal online.

Thanks so much to filmmaker Hugh Farrell, Children's Parliament and CYCPS for creating these films which capture the day and feature brilliant contributions from children's human rights defenders Anna, Alexander, Cameron and Emily, Bruce and Juliet:


Here are a few of our photos of the day: 

For further information about any of our anniversary events and fundraising, please contact us.