We are delighted to be participating in a new research project that will examine the rights of children to participate in family law cases. This research coincides with the review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. 

Scots law provides children with the right to be involved in decisions when their parents separate, such as about which parent they will live with, as well as their relationship with the other parent. However, actual practice varies.

The Scottish Government-funded project will examine law and practice in Scotland, and internationally, to establish the current position for children and identify potential solutions to the challenges and barriers in this area. It is a collaboration between Dr Fiona Morrison of the University of Stirling's Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, Prof Kay Tisdall of the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and Clan Childlaw. 

Read the Press Release here.

Read more about the research on the project blog