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Consultation on Family Law in Scotland

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and related matters including aspects affecting children hearings .

The consultation covers a wide range of issues that affect children including parental responsibilities , how best to obtain the views of the child in family cases, support for the child, the role of family members and how victims of domestic abuse can best be protected.

The 1995 Act is centred on the needs of children and their families. It defines parental responsibilities and rights in relation to children. It sets out the duties and powers available to public authorities to support children and their families and to intervene when the child’s welfare requires it.

This consultation seeks views on reforming part 1 of the 1995 Act which covers parental responsibilities and rights and on creating a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. It also seeks your views on other matters related to family law, such as aspects of the Children’s Hearings System.

We want to hear from parents, carers, professionals and children on their views of this system.

The consultation covers a wide range of issues that affect children including parental responsibilities ,  how best to obtain the views of the child in family cases, support for the child, the role of family members and how victims of domestic abuse can best be protected.

The consultation is available at the link below:

https://consult.gov.scot/family-law/children-scotland-act

We have also produced  a shortened version which children might prefer to fill in which is available  at the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/reviewofchildrenscotlandact1995

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