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Monday, 19 September 2011
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Thursday, 8 September 2011
"A child's legal name can easily be changed by Deed Poll providing everyone with parental responsibility for the child consents to the name change. If your child is 16 years of age or over (or approaching their 16th birthday), they must apply for their own Deed Poll for which parental consent is not required.
Parental responsibility is a legal term and this article will enable you to understand the meaning of parental responsibility and determine who has parental responsibility for your child and who needs to consent to your child's name change. For quick access, we have listed this article's contents below. However, we urge you to read the whole article for a full understanding of the issues relating to changing a child's name. You will also find information in this article about the situations where you may be able to change your child's name without the consent of the father."
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
"The Rights of Children and Young People Bill will enshrine in law Scottish Ministers' duty to have due regard to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) when exercising their responsibilities.
The UNCRC spells out the basic human rights (civil, political, economic, social and cultural) of all children up to the age of 18.
The Scottish Government is committed to creating a modern, inclusive Scotland that respects and protects human rights. In particular, it is committed to recognising, respecting and promoting children's rights as part of our wider commitment to improving life chances.
The Bill will ensure that all of the Scottish Government's policies and legislation take account of and promote the rights of children and young people and ensure it sets an example for the wider public sector to follow.
Consultation on the Bill will begin on September 8. The Bill forms part of a much wider reform of children's services to improve life chances and create a fairer start for all, including a Children's Services Bill planned for 2013."