Rights In-Justice - Project Launch Event


09:30 - 13:30


Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow , G2 5RJ

We would like to invite you to the launch of Clan Childlaw’s Rights In-Justice project, funded by The Promise Partnership. Through this project, Clan Childlaw will be working to ensure that children and young people in conflict with the law have their rights respected and have access to legal support where public authorities fail in their duties to them.

You can read the Young Person’s version of the scoping study here.

The launch has been designed to provide an opportunity to learn more about the project, to discuss these issues with colleagues and to build momentum about improving legal support for children in conflict with the law.

This event is open to anyone with an interest in the rights of children and young people, but will be of particular interest to professionals who support children and young people in conflict with the law, those providing legal advice or representation, and those who train and support the legal profession.


9.30 – 10.00 Arrival, tea and coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome (Katy Nisbet – Clan Childlaw)

10.10 – 10.25  The Promise context (Laura Beveridge & Rachel Keenan – Promise Scotland) 

10.25 – 10.40 The views of children and young people (Ruth Kerracher – Staf/Youth Just Us) 

10.40 – 10.50 Comments, Q&A 

10.50 – 11.20 Scoping study findings and introducing the Rights In Justice project – (Claire Lightowler & Rebecca Scott – Clan Childlaw) 

11.20 – 11.30 Comments, Q&A  

11.30 – 11.50 Panel Discussion: Reflections on existing work, gaps and priorities for the project

(Fiona Dyer – Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice, Melissa Rutherford – Rutherford Sheridan, Claire McDiarmid – University of Strathclyde, Ruth Kerracher – Staf/Youth Just Us, Rebecca Scott – Clan Childlaw)

11.50 – 12.00 Reflections and event close (Alison Reid – Clan Childlaw) 

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch and opportunity for further discussions

How to book

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please email admin@clanchildlaw.org to reserve your space.

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