Children's hearings training resource manual: volume 1

Volume 1 contains the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and new rules regarding legislation and procedures.

Section 4 Children, Parents and Guardians

1 Parental responsibilities - s 1 of the 1995 Act
2 Residence and contact orders - s 11 of the 1995 Act
3 Consent to medical treatment - s 186 of the 2011 Act
4 Instructing a solicitor


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 (Part 1 has not been repealed or replaced by the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.)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.


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