CHIP Latest News

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

CHIP launch in Glasgow

Partners in the Hearings System came together on Friday to launch a Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership for Glasgow. The Glasgow CHIP brings together partners from across the city who all play key roles in the Children’s Hearings System. The event was held in...

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Safeguarder research

The University of Strathclyde has published new research today into the role of the Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearings System. You can read the report here. Minister for Early Years and Childcare Maree Todd welcomed publication of the report. She said: “We are...

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New online resource

The CHIP website has a new addition – an online resource detailing roles and responsibilities in the Hearings System. You can view the new resource here. The resource has sections for each of the main organisations in the Hearings System. The resource provides an at a...

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Latest CHIP minutes published

The minute of the CHIP meeting on 13 September 2017 has been published. You can view it here. This meeting included an update on the Named Person issue and the Education and Skills Committee. There was also an update on the work of the CHIP working groups and an input...

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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 concerns raised by...

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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 publication of new research on...

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