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Community Clinic Round Up

Mar 16, 2023

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...

Children’s Rights and the UNCRC

Children’s Rights and the UNCRC

WHAT IS THE UNCRC? The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of every child under the age of 18. These rights are universal,...

Scottish Child Law Celebrates 30th birthday

Scottish Child Law Celebrates 30th birthday

Scottish Child Law Centre celebrates 30th birthday 5 April 2022 The Scottish Child Law Centre is delighted to be celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing free legal advice and training on children and young people’s rights. Since established, the Centre has...

The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

The SCLC welcomes the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill. The Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the Bill on 16th March 2021. The Bill will come into force 6 months after receiving Royal Assent and we look forward to undertaking work with other...

National Advocacy Scheme

National Advocacy Scheme

On the 21 November 2020 a national scheme offering advocacy service to children and young people going through Children's Hearing System became operational. All children in need of advocacy worker and advocacy support are entitled to receive it. To find out more about...

Contact Child Line

Contact Child Line

If you are a young person who has been speaking online with other people and felt unsafe, worried and bullied, please contact Child Line on 0800 1111, the Centre advice free line on 0800 328 8970 from landline and 0300 3301421 from a mobile, Police on 999 in case of...

Police Scotland launches Get Help or Get Caught campaign

Police Scotland launches Get Help or Get Caught campaign

Police Scotland launches Get Help or Get Caught campaign to help prevent child sexual exploitation online. https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/campaigns/2020/child-sexual-abuse/get-help-or-get-caught

New form F9: worth the wait?

New form F9: worth the wait?

Our Solicitor Kirstin Hudson has written an article on “New form F9: worth the wait?”. To read the full article please follow the link below. https://www.lawscot.org.uk/members/journal/issues/vol-64-issue-05/new-form-f9-worth-the-wait/

ACEs High, or Low?

ACEs High, or Low?

Our Director Irina Beaton has written an article on “ACEs High, or Low?”. To read the full article please follow the link below https://www.lawscot.org.uk/members/journal/issues/vol-64-issue-08/aces-high-or-low/

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