At Clan Childlaw, we are regularly asked to help young people who are having problems getting housing after they have left care. This lawyer-led training will provide attendees with a better understanding of young people’s housing rights and of what additional support is available through After Care.

The training will focus on case studies to provide you with the tools you need to assist children and young people who are getting ready to leave care or continuing care. We will cover the housing rights of care-experienced young people, and how the law can be used to make sure young people get the housing and the support they need. At the end of the training you will know how to make sure that children and young people have the right information about their housing rights and understand the process of getting housing.

Who should attend this training?

This training is provided as part of Clan Childlaw’s work to end youth homelessness. It will be of interest to anyone working with care experienced children and young people, including housing advisers, social workers, carers, and advocacy & support workers.

About the training

This training will cover:

• What is homelessness?
• What is a young person facing homelessness entitled to?
• What advice, assistance and guidance is available through After Care?

At the end of the training, you will:

• Have the tools to help children and young people who are experiencing problems
• Have materials and templates to give practical assistance
• Feel confident in identifying when further advice is required and how to access it

About the trainers:

Julia Donnelly is Deputy Principal Solicitor at Clan Childlaw. Julia has worked as a housing and social welfare lawyer and as a child lawyer. Julia developed Clan’s work defending the rights of children and young people as they make the transition from care. Julia has been recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialist in Trauma Informed Practice.

Mary-Claire Kelly has extensive experience as a social welfare and housing lawyer. Before joining Clan, Mary-Claire worked as a solicitor at Shelter and latterly the Civil Legal Assistance Office. Mary-Claire has been recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialist in Housing and Residential Tenancy law.


10.00 - 10.05 - Welcome and Introduction
10.05 – 11.25 The rights of young people facing homelessness
11.25 – 11.35 Break
11.35 - 12:45 After Care and housing rights
12.45 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14: 00 Applying knowledge using case studies
14: 00 – 14.10 Break
14.10 - 15:00 Case Clinic

*The Case Clinic will be an opportunity to discuss a young person you are supporting with one of our trainers and get guidance tailored to that young person’s situation in relation to Housing or Aftercare. A limited number of places are available for this and we will be in contact with attendees with more information closer to the training date.

Price & Location

This lawyer-led training session is £20 per person. The training will take place on Zoom and spaces are limited to allow for interaction and discussion.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this training, please get in touch on [email protected].

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