CHIP Latest News

This section contains all the latest news from the CHIP, including minutes from meetings and our vision and values document.

Vision and priorities for justice in Scotland

An ambitious new strategy to create safer, just and more resilient communities across Scotland has been unveiled by the Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. The ‘Vision and Priorities’ for Justice was launched as demolition work began at Cornton Vale women’s prison and...

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Latest CHIP minutes published

The minutes from the March meeting of the Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have now been published after being approved at the last meeting on 6 June. You can view the minutes here. The March meeting included a discussion on the Education and Skills...

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CHIP recent minutes have been published

The minutes from the September meeting of the Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have now been published after being approved at the last meeting on 8 December. You can view the minutes here. The September meeting looked at a range of issues and...

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Better Hearings Report published

A new research report ‘The Next Steps towards Better Hearings’ has been published today. The report has been produced by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) on behalf of the CHIP. The report is the response to long standing...

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CHIP welcomes new research

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has welcomed the publication of new research on ‘the role of the solicitor in the Children’s Hearings System’. The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has welcomed the...

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CHIP latest minutes have been published

The latest minutes from the CHIP have been published.  This meeting looked at a number of issues, including updates from the various CHIP workstreams and from the Youth Justice Board. The meeting also got an update on plans to create a Young People’s Board for the...

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Foundations for Young People’s Board

Foundations for a Young People’s Board for the Children’s Hearings System have been laid. Care and Hearings-experienced young people recently spent a day together in Glasgow looking at how a Board made up of young people could be constructed to best support and...

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CHIP Visions and Values Statement

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership has unveiled its new Vision and Values statement. It was one of the priority activities for the CHIP to create a statement of vision and values which reflect the enduring ethos of the Children’s Hearings System. The aim...

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Referral to the Reporter guidance

A guidance document has been produced by the CHIP and shared with partners in the Hearings System. It is aimed at giving practical advice to any professional who is considering making a referral to the Reporter. The document ‘Guidance on Referral to the Reporter’ has...

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