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!

Hearings for Children – Scottish Government response

The Scottish Government’s response to the Hearings for Children: The report of the Hearings System Working Group.

Online resource

This online resource provides information about roles and responsibilities in the Hearings System.

Partner Information on Participation Rights

Information on the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 for Children’s Hearings as well as information on participation rights.

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Coronavirus – Children’s Hearings data

Joint reports written by CHS and SCRA, as well as links to the full Scottish Government reports on all the aspects of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

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.

CHIP Minutes

All the latest minutes from CHIP meetings will be posted on the website once they are approved. 

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.

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.

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CHIP Vision and Values

This document sets out the strategic vision for the CHIP.

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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