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New research examines children’s rights to participate in legal disputes

Researchers from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships of our School join forces with colleagues from the University of Stirling to help improve understanding of the barriers to children’s views being heard in family law cases.

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Co-Director, Professor Kay Tisdall is to work with Dr Fiona Morrison (former CRFR PhD student and CRFR Research Fellow) on a project led by the University of Stirling to examine the rights of children to participate in family law cases.

The project, also involving Clan Childlaw, will examine law and practice in Scotland, and internationally, to establish the current position for children and identify potential solutions to the challenges and barriers in this area.

The research is being funded by the Scottish Government to inform the review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

Please visit the CRFR website for more information.

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