The CHIP brings together a range of people from organisations across Scotland who have a common interest in developing and improving the Children’s Hearings System. Chaired by the Scottish Government, it includes representatives from all key partners in the Hearings System. You can see a list of our member organisations below.
Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland – a force for change for children and young people in care
Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. Working towards a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for all children in Scotland.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s prosecution service. They receive reports about crimes from the police and other reporting agencies and then decide what action to take, including whether to prosecute someone.
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) is the national association of Scottish councils and acts as an employer’s association for its 28 member authorities.
Charity supporting some of Scotland’s most troubled and vulnerable young people 24/7 – helping them when they are most in need.
NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working with public, private and third sectors to reduce health inequalities and improve health.
Working with the Scottish Government, and all those involved in the Children’s Hearing System to ensure that a child’s best interests are at the heart of any children’s hearing or related court proceeding.
Scottish Legal Aid
SLAB is responsible for considering applications from solicitors to represent children and adults in the children’s hearing system at panel hearings and in court and for paying those solicitors
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.
Scottish Social Services Council
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ)
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) is dedicated to supporting improvements in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals, families and communities across Scotland.
Our Hearings, Our Voice
Creating a children and young people’s board for the Children’s Hearings System
The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership
Working together, sharing ideas and co-ordinating our efforts to improve services for children and young people.
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