Stand Up for Siblings is really pleased to see there is now a date for the new laws on brothers and sisters in care that were recently agreed by the Scottish Parliament.

The new measures will apply from 26th July 2021. These are:

  • a duty on local authorities to promote contact between looked after children and siblings (section 13 of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020)
  • a duty on children’s hearings duty to consider contact when making etc. compulsory supervision orders (section 14 of the Act)
  • rights for siblings to participate in children’s hearings (section 25 of the Act)

The Regulations setting the date are here.

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