Faculty to host launch of Clan Childlaw sibling contact guide

Alison Reid

The Faculty of Advocates is hosting the launch of a publication aimed at helping youngsters to maintain contact with siblings after a split in the family.

The publication has been drafted by Clan Childlaw, which provides children and young people throughout Scotland with free information about the law and their rights.

Currently, in Scotland there are more than 15,000 “looked after children” – in the care of their local authority – and many face the possibility of being separated from their siblings.

“Sibling contact is one of the most important issues our clients confront,” said Alison Reid, principal solicitor and chief executive of Clan Childlaw.

The publication, Promoting Sibling Contact for Looked After Children, sets out the legal framework and tools to enable the promotion of sibling contact.

“We are delighted to be holding this event to launch our publication and to get people talking about how we can do things better,” added Ms Reid.

The launch takes place on Friday, 27 November, in the Faculty’s Mackenzie Building.

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