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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...

New Children (Scotland) Bill

New Children (Scotland) Bill

The New Children (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament this week. The Bill introduces number of changes, including changes related to vulnerable witnesses, regulation of contact centres and child welfare reporters, sibling rights, paramount...

Family Group Conferencing during COVID-19

Family Group Conferencing during COVID-19

Conducting Family Group Conferencing sessions during public health pandemic is not easy but possible. To read an Article about is, please follow the link below....

Updated Guidance by Lord President

Updated Guidance by Lord President

Lord President issued his updated Guidance on COVID-19 and compliance with court orders relating to parental responsibilities and rights. To read the new version of the guidance please follow the link below...

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...

New COVID-19 emergency legislation

New COVID-19 emergency legislation

New COVID-19 emergency legislation has received a Royal Assent and includes provisions related to Children’s Hearing System and many more. To read the full text of the Act please follow the link below: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2020/7/contents/enacted

Lord President issues his Guidance on COVID-19

Lord President issues his Guidance on COVID-19

Lord President issues his Guidance on COVID-19 and compliance with court orders relating to parental responsibilities and rights. To read the guidance please follow the link below:...

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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