Child Law

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When a legal matter involves a child, there is a fine line between protecting the child and excluding them from something which directly impacts them, writes Jennifer Maciver. Recent announcements from the Scottish government suggest that more will be done in this often difficult situation. Minister

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Scotland's commissioner for children and young people has written to the United Nations, calling on it to intervene over issues including illegal restraint and the strip-searching of under-18s. Bruce Adamson said that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has not yet been incorporated into do

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Court forms used to seek the views of children in family and civil partnership actions are to be replaced with revamped child-friendly versions. The Family Law Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council has carried out work on an instrument that will replace the current court form.

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Plans to bolster the law in relation to keeping siblings together when they are placed in local authority care, where it is in their interests to do so, have been announced. The changes will impose a duty on local authorities to take steps to promote personal relations and contact between brothers a

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