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Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

The Scottish Government is reviewing the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 to ensure the interests of children and their need to form and maintain relationships with key adults in their lives – parents, step-parents, grandparents and other family members – are at the heart of any new statutory measures.

The Scottish Government chaired a meeting in January 2017 about the enforcement of contact orders made under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.  We have published a note of the meeting.

We have written to key stakeholders inviting them to be interviewed about the review.

As part of the review, the Government intends to hold a public consultation in early 2018.  The consultation will also cover parts of the Family Justice Modernisation Strategy.