CHIP Latest News
This section contains all the latest news from the CHIP, including minutes from meetings and our vision and values document.
A briefing sheet has been published giving some highlights of the June CHIP meeting and also some other work which is ongoing. You can read the briefing sheet here. Going forward, a briefing sheet will be issued quarterly, following each CHIP meeting....read more
Work is underway to better equip solicitors to support children and families at Children’s Hearings. The CHIP has set up a short term working group to identify the essential areas of knowledge that solicitors require in order to engage constructively in the Children’s...read more
The minutes from the March 2018 meeting of the Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have now been published after being approved at the last meeting on 12 June. You can view the minutes here. The minute from the June meeting will be available in...read more
The minutes of the latest Glasgow CHIP meeting on 3 May 2018 are now available. The next meeting will take place on 6 September 2018. Click here to view them.read more
The minutes from the December 2017 meeting of the Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have now been published after being approved at the last meeting in March. You can view the minutes here. The minute from the March meeting will be available shortly....read more
The age of criminal responsibility is set to rise from eight to 12, under legislation introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The new law will see Scotland lead the way in the UK, ensuring no child under 12 will receive a criminal record. It has been introduced...read more
The Glasgow CHIP continues to go from strength to strength. It was launched in November 2017 to enhance partnership working arrangements in the city and involves partners from across the Children’s Hearings System. The minutes of the most recent meeting on 1 February...read more
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, delivered the Kilbrandon Lecture on Thursday 23 November in the Barony Hall at the University of Strathclyde. You can view the full transcript of her presentation here.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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