New legal rights resources for children, young people and young mothers

Date: 7th July 2015
Category: Respect for the views of the child, Parental guidance

The Scottish Law Centre has recently published 'Helping Hands', a resource for children and young people to express their views with regards to contact, and 'Pre to 3', a guide for young mothers on their legal rights.

The 'Helping Hands' forms have been used by children as young as four years old but can also be used by older children and young people. It comes with a guidance for the adult helper, for younger children and young people who fill the form out themselves. They are easy to use and make sure that the views of children and young people are heard in contact situations.

'Pre to 3' can help teenage mothers with a variety of issues including being a parent, daily living, advocacy, legal help, social work and child protection, amongst other chapters.

The Scottish Child Law Centre provides free expert legal advice and information on Scots Law relating to children and young people under the age of 21. Their advice and information are available to children, young people, their families, carers and external organisations by telephone and e-mail.