A multi-agency national COVID-19 Recovery Plan for the Children’s Hearings System has been published today.

The Recovery Plan 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 persisted since March and an assessment of those that lie ahead.

It also describes the work still to be done both to safeguard service delivery and to achieve our aspirations for continuing modernisation of the Hearings System, and strengthening its focus on children’s rights and protections

In addition, the Recovery Plan sets out the vision of a high quality service that preserves the benefits from recent innovations and aligns closely with the calls for improvements in The Promise.

The Recovery Plan has been developed by the CHIP’s COVID-19 Group which includes representation from COSLA, Social Work Scotland, Children’s Hearings Scotland, the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, CELCIS and the Scottish Government.

You can read Children’s Hearings System – multi-agency national COVID-19 Recovery Plan 2020-21 here.

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