Section 4 Children, Parents and Guardians
CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
The Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Part 1, deals with the private law aspects of the relationship between parents and children and is still pertinent today. (Part 1 has not been repealed or replaced by the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.)
It sets out the responsibilities and the rights of parents and guardians towards children and covers decisions about various family matters. It provides the framework for the relationship in law between parents and their children. These provisions are decided upon by a court following an application being made.