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Children (Scotland) Act 2020 - alternatives to court and funding of alternative dispute resolution pilots: report

Report on the Scottish Ministers progress between 1 October 2020 and 1 April 2021 on establishing a pilot of the meetings on alternatives to court and on funding of alternative dispute resolution as per the duties under section 23(1) (funding for alternative dispute resolution) and section 24(1) (pilot scheme for mandatory alternative dispute resolution meetings) of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.


Footnotes

1. The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2020 (legislation.gov.uk)

2. Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rule 33.22 provides that "In any family action in which an order in relation to parental responsibilities or parental rights is in issue, the sheriff may, at any stage of the action, where he considers it appropriate to do so, refer that issue to a mediator accredited to a specified family mediation organisation."

3. paper-2020-09e-flc-paper-regarding-mediation-istanbul-convention.pdf (scottishciviljusticecouncil.gov.uk)

4. The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2020 (legislation.gov.uk)

5. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2020/16/section/24/enacted

6. Family Justice Modernisation Strategy - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

7. https://www.gov.scot/publications/parenting-plan/pages/18/

8. Register of Deeds - Registers of Scotland (ros.gov.uk)

9. https://www.gov.scot/publications/parenting-plan/

10. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/36/section/6

11. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/6/section/1

12. https://www.relationships-scotland.org.uk/

13. http://www.calmscotland.co.uk/

14. https://beta.parliament.scot/-/media/files/legislation/bills/current-bills/children-scotland-bill/stage--2/supplementary-financial-memorandum-children-scotland-bill.pdf

15. Mackay K. 2013 The treatment of the views of children in private law child contact disputes where there is a history of domestic abuse. Available at: https://www.cypcs.org.uk/ufiles/views-of-children-and-domestic-abuse.pdf

16. The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2020 (legislation.gov.uk)

17. paper-2020-09e-flc-paper-regarding-mediation-istanbul-convention.pdf (scottishciviljusticecouncil.gov.uk)

18. Parenting Plan – Scotland - mygov.scot

Contact

Email: family.law@gov.scot

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