Children's Legal Assistance - Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

We have produced a new FAQs section in the Children’s Legal Assistance Handbook to help you find quick answers to queries on legal aid aspects of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.

Since the implementation in June 2013 of the 2011 Act we have been receiving a large volume of telephone queries related to it.

From these we have identified the most commonly asked questions and documented our responses in the new FAQs section

We hope that this resource will help you get a quick answer to your query and we would appreciate you referring to the FAQs to see if your query is covered before calling.

You can find the new section in Part X of the Handbook.

We plan to add sections soon on:
•    Assessment of financial eligibility, including aggregation of resources
•    PVG registration
•    Accounts

We are keen to receive any feedback you might have on the current or proposed content.

It would also be very helpful if you could send us any suggestions you may have for additional content you would find useful.

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact:
Ann Forbes-Partington
Assistant Manager - Civil and Children’s Legal Assistance
T: 0131 240 2072

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