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PE01589: Independent review of child contact and financial provision post-separation

People Communities

Petitioner: Stewart Currie


Date Lodged: 23 October 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to carry out an independent review of all the processes involved in arranging post-separation child contact and financial provision.

Petition History:


8 December 2015: The Committee took evidence from Stewart Currie. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. The Committee also agreed to conjoin consideration of the petition with PE1570 on parental rights to child contact. Link to Official Report 8 December 2015

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to provide, by way of a letter to the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, the Committee’s views on issues for inclusion in the Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. The Committee agreed to consider a draft letter, based on the issues that have been highlighted in the petitions, at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016

23 February 2016: 23 February 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government is committed to undertaking a review of the issues raised in the petition within the context of the Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. In doing so, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 23 February 2016

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