Prioritising Sibling Relationships for Looked After Children

Jones, Fiona and Jones, Christine (2018) Prioritising Sibling Relationships for Looked After Children. Working paper. Clan Childlaw, Edinburgh.

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    Abstract

    This is a complex area, involving several different legal processes, with associated legislation and guidance. Overall, looked after children have few enforceable rights at present in law in relation to placement and contact with siblings. It is clear that legislative change is needed to enable them to have rights they can vindicate, in order to maintain sibling relationships. We propose the following changes. The current situation and justification for proposed changes are set out in the accompanying paper.