In this section you will find a variety of information, including latest research reports, guidance notes and our new online resource covering roles and responsibilities in the Hearings System. This section of our site will grow over time. If you think there’s something missing, please get in touch!

Online resource

This online resource provides information about roles and responsibilities in the Hearings System. The resource has sections for each of the main organisations in the Hearings System, as well as children, young people and parents/carers.

Guidance on Referral to the Reporter

This guidance is aimed at giving practical advice to any professional who is considering making a referral to the Reporter.

Helping Me Make Choices

A new guide to help professionals working with children and young people in the Hearings System, it is based on what children and young people have said about the Children’s Hearings System.

Learning Resources

This section of the CHIP website has been created to share best practice. There are currently three learning packages which you can choose from.

Non Disclosure

A good practice guide for partners in the Hearings System around the rules and provisions for dealing with the Non-Disclosure of information in the Children’s Hearings System is available.

Better Hearings Update

The report is the response to concerns raised by children, young people and professionals about their experiences in the 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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