From Monday July 26th 2021, the law is changing on what local authorities and Children’s Hearings have to do to support relationships between brothers and sisters. This follows a successful campaign by Stand Up For Siblings, a partnership which includes University of Strathclyde.
To celebrate the occasion, STAR, Siblings Reunited have produced a short video on behalf of children and young people. You can watch it here.
Clan Childlaw – another Stand Up For Siblings partner – has also created a helpful guide to the changes on their website, covering:
What does the new law say?
Who does the new law apply to?
Can I take part in my brother or sister’s Children’s Hearing?
How do I ask to take part in my brother or sister’s Children’s Hearing?
What happens when I take part in my brother or sister’s Children's Hearing?
You can view the full article here.
National Practice Guidance – Staying Together and Connected: Getting it Right for Sisters and Brothers is also launched today. Read more here.