Dialogue Youth is a project funded by the Scottish Government. One of the key products of this project is the development of a multi-purpose pass for youth aged 12 to 18. If you are under 16, you can opt for legal representation as long as you understand what you are doing. It is generally believed that you have enough understanding when you reach the age of 12. The Young Scot LawLine helps young people between the ages of 11 and 25 get quality advice on legal issues. J C Hughes Solicitors will provide the toll-free legal line, where young people with a legal problem can turn for legal advice. From social rights and online bullying to family and health issues, a team of lawyers advises on a variety of legal issues that young people may have. Tel: 0141 420 3816ChildLine: 0800 1111E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.nspcc.org.uk The Scottish Government has certain information to help victims of crime that you can access even if you have not reported the crime to the police. Victim Support Scotland provides assistance and advice on a range of offences. We do this by phone or e-mail. Unlike other counseling services, all our calls and emails are answered by fully qualified lawyers and our advice is impartial, confidential and child-centered. It is illegal to discriminate against anyone, including a child or adolescent, on the basis of gender. If you have been discriminated against because of sex, you may be able to take action against the organization or person responsible.
Young people between the ages of 11 and 25 receive free and confidential legal advice 24 hours a day from Young Scot Law Line (tel. 0808 801 0801). If you are under 18 in Scotland and are suspected of committing a crime, the police will usually refer your case to the Children`s Reporter, a person who decides whether you should attend a children`s hearing. The children`s reporter will work with someone called Procureur fiscal. The fiscal prosecutor is a legal department that examines the evidence of a crime and decides what to do next. At the age of 11-25? Get free and confidential legal advice 24 hours a day on any legal question or problem with the Young Scot LawLine! Clan Childlaw offers free legal advice and representation for children and young people. LGBT Youth Scotland`s vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex youth. Its mission is to play a leading role in providing quality youth work to LGBTI youth that promotes their health and well-being, and to be a valuable and influential partner for LGBTI equality and human rights. For more information, visit their website: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk If you`re new to Scotland, you can read a guide to Scottish law created by young people. It is available in different languages. Advice hotline: 0131 667 6333, Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Free telephone for children under 21: 0800 328 8970 (landline) or 0300 330 1421 (mobile) Administration: 0131 668 4400Email: email@example.comEmail Legal Notice: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sclc.org.uk Young Scot Young Scot gives young people a lot of information to help them make important decisions and make sure they are aware of all the big things, are available for youth in the field. nationally and internationally.
For more information, see: www.youngscot.org. You can contact Young Scot by email at email@example.com or by calling InfoLine on 0808 801 0338 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm) or by SMS on 87023. Young Scot Lawline is a free and confidential helpline available to all 11-25 year olds. It is open 24 hours a day and provides legal advice on all legal matters, including: Advisory line: 0131 667 6333, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 4.00pmAdministration: 0131 668 4400Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneral email: email@example.comWebsite: www.sclc.org.uk Scottish Legal Aid Council Legal aid helps people who can`t afford to pay someone to help them solve their legal problems. For more information, visit the Scottish Legal Aid Board website or call 0131 226 7061. To receive confidential, free legal advice from Young Scot LawLine, young people can call the toll-free number 0808 801 0801 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Commissioner for Children and Young People of Scotland is an independent person appointed by the Scottish Parliament to protect and promote the rights of young people in Scotland. If you are a child or youth and feel you have received inappropriate punishment from a parent or other person, you can report it to the police or other services. Just The Right Space – this website is for children, youth and adults who need support and are trying to understand how the justice system works. The website contains information and advice, your rights and the experiences of others, as well as places that can offer you support. The website was created by the Centre for Child and Youth Justice (CYCJ) and developed in collaboration with youth with experience in the justice field. Visit their website at: www.justtherightspace.org All Scottish citizens have rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
For example, a child or adolescent has the right to freedom of thought, conscience or religion. If you feel your human rights are being violated, you can bring an action in the Scottish courts. Clan Childlaw also provides free legal advice and representation to children and young people in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian and Glasgow and surrounding areas. Clan Childlaw will confirm the availability of the service for a specific geographical area upon request. They represent children and youth up to the age of 18 and up to the age of 21 if they are or have been a “in care” child. Advocacy You can bring another person to the hearing to help you, such as a friend or relative. They can support you and help you express your opinion. You can also ask questions at your hearing. You have the right to bring a person called a lawyer to your hearing. A lawyer is someone who can support you and help you have a say. You can contact your local council, as some of them offer child advocacy or child and youth advocacy services, or you can visit the Hearings Advocacy website.
Call 0808 801 0801 to speak to JC Hughes Solicitors` team of legal experts for reliable confidential legal advice.