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Dec
09

This report provides an insight into the Permanence and Care Excellence (‘PACE’) programme – a Quality Improvement programme underway from 2014-2020 which engaged with local authority partnerships in 27 of the 32 Scottish local authority areas.   Read More ...


Nov
26

This multi-agency national COVID-19 Recovery Plan for the Children’s Hearings System summarises work that has been done since March 2020 to help maintain the safety and rights of children and young people within the Hearings System. It outlines the challenges that have been faced in delivering Children’s Hearings since March and outlines considerations and ambitions going forward.   Read More ...


Nov
23

The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must consider views of children and young people as far as possible and they are able to do this in a number of ways – through the child, their parents and families, through social workers and other professionals.   Read More ...


Nov
18

This Practice Note clarifies the legislative requirements when undertaking a Welfare Assessment to support planning for a looked after young person to ‘stay put’ in a care placement under Continuing Care arrangements.   Read More ...


Oct
26

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Barnardo’s Scotland have published the first national study of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland.   Read More ...


Oct
16

CELCIS has published supplementary analysis on a survey of kinship carers' experiences during the coronavirus crisis which the charity Family Rights Group's conducted in April 2020 on behalf of the Cross-Party Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care.   Read More ...



Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person. This short report highlights for young people what young people said about their experiences of Children’s Hearings when surveyed for this consultation.   Read More ...


Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person. This short report highlights for parents and carers what parents and carers said about their experiences when surveyed for this consultation.   Read More ...


Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person.   Read More ...


Jul
29

Jacqui Dunbar is the Project Lead at Our Hearings, Our Voice, an independent board for children and young people who have experience of the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland and want to help improve it. She works directly with 11 children and young people, 9 who are members of the board and 2 who are advisors for Our Hearings, Our Voice.   Read More ...


Jun
30

At CELCIS we want to understand the views and experiences of people who participated in, or wanted to participate in, a Children's Hearing in Scotland during COVID-19. We would like to hear from young people over the age of 12, families, panel members, social workers, safeguarders, reporters, solicitors, advocacy workers, and anyone else involved. The information and feedback provided will be used to assist in improving everybody's experiences of hearings.   Read More ...

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Jun
25

The Independent Care Review (ICR)'s evidence framework, comprising of research and evidence collated and analysed throughout the review’s three years of work as it undertook a root and branch review of care system in Scotland.   Read More ...



Jun
15

New research undertaken by the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) into children and young people’s experiences within Scotland’s justice system operating under the COVID-19 restrictions.   Read More ...


Jun
08

Elaine Adams, Learning and Development Lead at Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership, writes about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Children’s Hearings in Scotland and what this might mean for hearings in the future   Read More ...


May
28

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) has published its new Corporate Plan for 2020-23, driven by the organisation's strategic aims: care, connect and protect.   Read More ...


May
18

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) has published a new three year Strategic Outlook, which identifies the key areas where CHS will focus its efforts: children’s rights, high quality hearings, an empathetic and effective panel, and working collaboratively with partners.   Read More ...



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