From Act to Practice seminar materials

Year: 2014
Topic: Children's hearings system, Education, Legislation
Author: Cl@n Childlaw, CELCIS

We saw significant changes to the new Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 which aimed to modernise and strengthen the Children's Hearing system. The changes mean that everyone coming in to contact with the Hearings system would be affected by the requirements of the new law.

Changes in the Act include the structure for panel members and safeguarders, modernising the grounds for referral, clarifying who has rights in the system, and making the system and processes more transparent.

In collaboration with Clan ChildLaw, we delivered 13 national training events to support strategic leaders, and those managing and working on the ground towards effective implementation of the Act.