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Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy

Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ISBN: 9781788516860

This consultation seeks views on reforming Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 to ensure the child's best interests are at the centre of any decision made about them.

Executive Summary

This consultation seeks views on potential changes to Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and on related matters.

The consultation covers a wide range of issues that affect children including how the court considers the views of the child, support for the child, who a child should have contact with, how children and victims of domestic abuse can be protected and how we can improve the process for children and young people.