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The national Children’s Hearings advocacy service

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.

COVID 19: When adapting our work, we all learn from listening to children and young people

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.

Maintaining Momentum - upping the pace of change for Children’s Hearings in Scotland

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

Information is power

Laura Conachan explains how the Children's Hearing System can be improved by seeing the bigger picture.

It’s a family affair

How a Maori model of improving care has been transformative for a family in Glasgow.

Living in the room for improvement

Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.

Getting the parents' point of view across

Paul McKee is an advocacy worker who helps parents to express their views when decisions are being made about their children.

Celebrating our MOOC Success

Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.

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