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Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and families

When

12/03/2020 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Free member event

Category

About this event

When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the authority to act on their child’s behalf. This can be particularly worrying if the child is living with a condition that will make it difficult for them to look after their own welfare and finances.

Key learning:

  • Steps to take to protect children’s interests as soon as they turn 16
  • Differences between powers of attorney and guardianship
  • Consequences if a parent loses capacity and steps to take to minimise the impact
  • How parents can ensure that their children are cared for after death.

Facilitator bio

Gillespie Macandrew is a Scottish law firm with significant experience in assisting charities, trustees and not-for-profit organisations. The company has been Corporate Partners of Children in Scotland since 2013.

Gillespie Macandrew donates a percentage of their pre-tax profits to specific Scottish charities, Children in Scotland being one of them. These unrestricted funds are essential to the delivery of our vision of all children in Scotland having an equal chance to flourish, providing us with flexibility to use the money where need is greatest. In addition to supporting us with a financial contribution Gillespie Macandrew also provide our members with a free legal helpline and deliver a range of legal workshops, free to our members.

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Individuals and small organisations

£0

Statutory and large voluntary organisations

£0

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