The past couple of years have seen significant developments in the law relating to brothers and sisters and the right to participate in Children’s Hearings. These developments culminated in the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 which took effect on 26 July 2021. This training course will give an overview of these developments and explain what they mean in practice for children and young people in Scotland.

At the end of this training you will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the changes to the rights of siblings in Children’s Hearings

  • Learn what participation of siblings in Children’s Hearings looks like in practice

  • Hear our experiences of using the new rules and representing siblings at Children’s Hearings

  • Be able to identify when a child or young person may need the help of a lawyer

Timetable for the session:

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 11:30 – Sibling Rights in Children’s Hearings
11:30 – 11:45 - Break
11:45 – 12:30 – Case Study Break Out Rooms & Discussion
12:30 – 13:00 – Q&A

About the trainers: 

Sarah and Louise are both lawyers at Clan Childlaw. Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2018 focusing on child & family law. She joined Clan Childlaw in 2019. Louise joined Clan Childlaw as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor at the start of this year. Sarah and Louise work with children and young people every day, and representing them in Children’s Hearings, at Court and in important meetings. They use the law to support children and young people to seek contact with their brothers and sisters and to obtain participation rights to attend and be heard at their siblings’ Children’s Hearings.


This training is online and will take place on Zoom.

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

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Sibling's Rights in Children's Hearings

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