Our training courses and masterclasses are designed to take account of the very latest legislation and good practice guidelines and delivered by our solicitors. Member and various discounts apply. 

We are a recognised leader in the provision of training on children’s rights and the law as it affects children in Scotland. We provide a twice yearly programme of training courses which cover a wide range of topics and issues. Courses are designed to work in combination and as standalone courses.

Training is provided by qualified solicitors employed by SCLC. The training sets out the legal framework for the topic with the use of scenarios, case studies, questions and informal discussion to provide practical application for those working with children in a range of contexts.


Open training & masterclasses


Tailored group training

School talks

Open training & masterclasses


The open training and masterclasses are organised by the SCLC on range of subject matters. We set the date and book a venue. All you need to do is book a place for yourself, make a payment and turn up on the day. 

If you are a self-funded student or self-funded unwaged person and would like to attend one of our events please contact us directly.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Tailored group training

Our qualified solicitors can develop and deliver tailor made training to your staff and your organisation. 

We have a proven track record of providing high quality bespoke training courses specifically tailored for the needs of organisations and different roles.  We can discuss your training needs with you and explore how best to meet them. Formats include workshops and seminars, full day or half-day courses on a variety of subject matters affecting children in Scotland.

School talks

What are legal school talks?

We are eager to engage with as many children in Scotland directly as possible. Our qualified solicitor can deliver talks to your pupils about their rights on any given subject including participating in children’s hearings, the law and sexual activities, “self-produced sexually explicit images” of children and where to find help.

We have a proven track record of delivering school talks to pupils of variety of ages in class size groups. 

Why this may be important?

With ever increasing instances of misuse of self-produced sexually explicit images of children we want to inform children about the law, child protection and where to seek help. Children who know their rights are more likely to know when to report worrying events and to seek help if they or their friends are in trouble. 

We believe children themselves are able to affect positive changes in their peer groups and we want to empower children with the knowledge to be able to do so. The best way to do so is by informing them about their rights and where to seek help. 


If you are a Local Authority school, funding for these types of talks may be covered by your Scottish Attainment Fund. 

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