Minister for Keeping the Promise Natalie Don has welcomed a landmark independent report that sets out more than 100 recommendations for transforming Scotland’s unique Children’s Hearings System.

Hearings for Children’ has been developed following a 20-month review of the Children’s Hearings System, and how it can be reformed to better support children needing care and protection. The work has been led by Sheriff David Mackie, the Promise Scotland and the Hearings System Working Group (HSWG) and follows on from the publication of the Independent Care Review (The Promise), which recommended a review and redesign of the Children’s Hearings System.

The Scottish Government will now take the time necessary to carefully consider the proposals contained within the report before responding later in the year.

 You can read the Minister’s response in full.

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