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PE01635: Review of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995


Petitioner: Emma McDonald


Date Lodged: 09 January 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the current system and operation of child contact centres and the procedure under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 so that the rights, safety and welfare of children are paramount in relation to child contact arrangements where domestic abuse is an issue, and to ensure that section 11 of the Act is consistently implemented across Scotland. 

Petition History:


30 March 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and to hold a roundtable evidence session with relevant stakeholders at a future meeting. Official Report

22 June 2017: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to provide evidence at a future meeting. Link to the Official Report 22 June 2017

23 November 2017: The Committee agreed to reflect on the evidence heard at a future meeting and to write to the Judicial Institute for Scotland. Link to Official Report 23 November 2017

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