Legal briefs

The Commissioner's office produces legal briefs that set out our position on the law around children's human rights issues in Scotland.

No Recourse to Public Funds: A children's human rights issue

Our first legal brief concerns children and families with insecure immigration status who have been turned away from local authority supports to which they are entitled, due to misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the law and the extent of local authority duties towards children.

The brief is intended to support human rights defenders working with - and on behalf of - children and families with insecure immigration status. It sets out the office's opinion on the law and local authority duties, and is based on the opinion of senior counsel and the office's own legal team.