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.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the the Action Plan for taking forward the rights of the child over the coming three year period, 2018-2021.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on potential changes to family law in the context of the UK's exit from the EU.

The Scottish Civil Justice Council has issued a public consultation on the case management of family and civil partnership actions in the sheriff court.

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued a consultation to inform the government’s new child maintenance compliance and arrears strategy, which is due to be published in 2018.