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Female genital mutilation protections to be strengthened by new bill

Civil protection orders proposed for those at risk

Majority for smacking ban bill at stage 1

Opponents continue to attack interference with family life

Children's Rights Convention: ministers consult on making it law

UN "gold standard" to become part of Scots domestic law

Smacking ban bill given majority support by Holyrood committee

Stage 1 report backs member's bill by 5-2 majority

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill passes final stage

Final attempt to raise age beyond 12 defeated

Group to look at further rise in criminal responsibility age

Ministers to set up team to consider limit beyond age 12

Child intimation court forms to be replaced

New rules come into force in June

Code of conduct introduced for family mediators

New code and statement intended to enhance accreditation scheme

Society calls for reform of "problematic" cohabitation law

Report highlights limited time for financial claims as one main issue

Cohabitation law review scope finalised by Commission

Topic will be phase 1 of family law project

Child in Scotland for medical reasons became habitually resident

Judge refuses father's petition under Child Abduction Act