Children (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the law relating to children; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, on 2nd September 2019. 

Stage 1

Lead committee: Justice

17 September 2019 (private)

12 November 2019 (private) 

26 November 2019 (evidence)

17 December 2019 (evidence) 

7 January 2020 (evidence)

14 January 2020 (evidence)

21 January 2020 (evidence)

28 January 2020 (evidence)

20 February 2020 (evidence) 

25 February 2020 (evidence)

3 March 2020 (private)

Additional information and correspondence: 

Letter from Ash Denham, MSP (Minister for Community Safety) to the Convener of the Justice Committee (179KB posted 3 October 2019) 

Keeling version of the Children Act 1995 (1040KB posted 3 October 2019)

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee:

12 November 2019 (private)

Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 Report

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