27th June 2019
The United Kingdom Supreme Court has today decided that our client’s application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court should be allowed. We are pleased that the Supreme Court will be considering the difficulties with the current law in relation to sibling rights and contact within the Children’s Hearing System.
You can find our updates from previous stages of this case at:
Press release of 27th November 2018 following Inner House judgment
Press release of 31st July 2018 following Outer House judgment
Clan Childlaw is a Scottish charity aiming to improve the life chances of children and young people by using their legal skills and expert knowledge to help young people take part in decisions that affect them and by making sure that children’s rights are realised in Scots Law.
Clan Childlaw, with offices in Edinburgh and in Glasgow, provides direct legal help to children and young people the majority of whom have experience of the care system. It also provides training and contributes towards policy development.
- Clan Childlaw publication “Promoting Sibling Contact for Looked After Children” (2015); Paper on Prioritising Sibling Relationships for Looked After Children by Fiona Jones with Dr Christine Jones (February 2018)
- Stand Up for Siblings website
- Research Briefing: Supporting Sibling Relationships of Children in Permanent Fostering and Adoptive Families, University of Strathclyde & Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration