Register for Children's Legal Assistance
Every solicitor and firm wishing to provide children’s legal assistance must be entered on the Children’s Legal Assistance Register established and maintained by SLAB.
Solicitors and firms are both required to register.
To register for the Children's Legal Assistance Register please use the following forms:
Please view the Children's Legal Assistance Code of Practice.
CHIP - Vision and Values statement
The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has produced a Vision and Values Statement, which is supported by all of those organisations involved in the children’s hearings system, including SLAB and the Law Society of Scotland.
The statement aims to set clear expectations of all of those working in it, including the following key components:
- understanding of each other's roles and responsibilities in the Hearings System
- respect for the roles and responsibilities of others – demonstrated through constructive, positive behaviours, consistent with the ethos of the Hearings System
- a commitment to the principle of paramount concern of ‘best interests’ of the child/young person in all elements of our contributions, actions and decision making.
Solicitors who provide representation under children’s legal assistance should have regard to the Vision and Values when working in the children’s hearings system.
Applications for the Children’s Duty Scheme
If you would like to apply to be included on the 2016-17 Children’s Duty Scheme you must be registered on the Children’s Register.
If you are not already registered on the Children’s Legal Assistance Register:
- You need to complete a registration form (see above), as well as the duty scheme application form which can be downloaded from the Children's Duty Scheme webpage.
Please complete and send the Duty Scheme application form at the same time as the Children’s Register form.
If you have already registered on the Children’s Legal Assistance Register and want to apply for the Children’s Duty Scheme:
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23, Mar, 2017
Conference for lawyers involved in Children’s Hearings - Friday 19 May
20, Mar, 2017
LAOL downtime - Saturday 25 March
13, Mar, 2017
Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks
07, Mar, 2017
Legal aid applicant sentenced for fraud
07, Mar, 2017
SLAB to take part in Earth Hour 2017
22, Feb, 2017
Serious concerns raised over methodology, analysis and underlying data in Law Society’s financial health report
06, Feb, 2017
Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance
01, Feb, 2017
SLAB welcomes independent strategic review of legal aid
01, Feb, 2017
Change to CLAO email addresses
25, Jan, 2017
Invitation for criminal legal aid solicitors to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services
30, Nov, 2016
SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published
17, Nov, 2016
Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services
15, Nov, 2016
Performance Auditor for SNSIAP appointed
19, Sep, 2016
LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September
04, Feb, 2016
Fourth monitoring report on the availability and accessibility of legal services published