We Protect Scotland’s Most Vulnerable Children

We provide free and confidential legal advice by email about Scots law relating to children and young people. Every email we get is answered by a qualified solicitor.

Some News!  You may be interested to know that the Scottish Child Law Centre is taking forward some exciting new developments.  We have protected children’s rights for over 30 years and as demand for our specialist support has increased, we are adapting our services to reach many more children and young people.  Watch this space for updates!

Free Advice 

Our free and confidential legal advice about Scots law relating to children and young people can be given by email.

We’re here to help children and young people, parents, relatives, carers and professionals who work with or for children and have a question about child law or children’s rights.

advice@sclc.org.uk

You have put all our minds at ease, including the child’s. I have had so many sleepless nights and I feel so much better.

Last year we gave free legal advice to 3210 people through our adviceline.

About Us

Our free and confidential legal advice about Scots law relating to children and young people can be given by email. We’re here to help parents, relatives, carers and professionals who work with or for children and have a question about child law.

We can advise on all aspects of child law, including: education, additional support needs, health, residence, contact, youth offending, accessing records, confidentiality, children’s rights, children’s hearings and disputes involving the court.

Our Latest News

Should parents share their children on social media?

Should parents share their children on social media?

Documenting our lives on social media has become the norm for many. We use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to interact and keep in touch with friends and family. I can scroll through my newsfeed on any one of various social media apps and see photos...

Alan Inglis

Alan Inglis

Everyone at the Scottish Child Law Centre is deeply saddened by the passing of Alan Inglis. A board member at the Centre since 2018, he strongly supported the Centre’s aims of ensuring better access to legal advice and justice for children, young people, and families...

Community Clinic Round Up

Community Clinic Round Up

We carried out a 6-week pilot of in person community Clinic in Govanhill in November 2022. The aim of the clinic was to reach some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and to increase the diversity and equality of those we are delivering legal advice to. Stakeholder...

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