The Scottish Government published a policy position paper on placing children and young people into Scottish residential care when a High Court in England or Wales has granted a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) order.
The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Domestic Law in Scotland
- View the consultation on the Scottish Government's website
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (August 2019)
PE01701 calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007, or introduce separate legislation, to allow for the adoption of individuals who are over the age of 18, in order to respect the right to a family life enshrined in the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on reforming part 1 of the 1995 Act which covers parental responsibilities and rights and on creating a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy.