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.
We believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Whoever they are, and whatever they have been through, we believe in them and their future.
CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland. We improve children’s lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.
Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. Working towards a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for all children in Scotland.
Children’s Hearings Scotland
Children’s Hearings Scotland – national body supporting Children’s Panel members and local AST volunteers to help improve outcomes for children and young people
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) is the national association of Scottish councils and acts as an employer’s association for its 32 member authorities.
Education Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, tasked with improving the quality of the country’s education system.
Law Society of Scotland
Our aim is to lead legal excellence as a world-class professional body within the legal profession, while protecting the public interest.
We provide services across Scotland to help give children and young people the support they need to thrive.
Our Hearings, Our Voice
Creating a children and young people’s board for the Children’s Hearings System
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.
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is the body which is responsible for the administration of the court system and tribunal system of Scotland.
Scottish Legal Aid Board
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 through the Government’s legal aid fund.
Social Work Scotland
Social Work Scotland is the professional leadership body for the social work and social care professions.
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 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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