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Family Matters - Children and Young People

Vision for children and young people in Scotland

Scottish Ministers' vision for children and young people in Scotland is that they are safe, nurtured, achieving, healthy, respected and responsible, active and included.

This means that parents or guardians, grandparents, teachers, doctors, and other people who are responsible for helping children must do all they can to protect and care for the child.

The information on these pages should give a general idea about family law in Scotland and what it means for children and young people living in Scotland today.

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