A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the law relating to children; and for connected purposes. According to the Scottish Government, the policy aims of the Bill are to:

  • ensure the views of the child are heard in contact and residence cases;
  • further protect victims of domestic abuse and their children;
  • ensure the best interests of the child are at the centre of contact and residence cases and Children’s Hearings; and
  • further compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in family court cases.

Read the Bill, accompanying documents and find out more on the Scottish Parliament website.

Read our briefing ahead of the stage 3 debate.