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Corporate Parenting

As a proud Corporate Parent, it is Children's Hearings Scotlands’ role to promote the wellbeing of care and/or hearings experienced children and young people.

To do this we need to understand their lives and listen to their needs, fears and wishes. We will be proactive and determined in our efforts to support and involve them in our work.

We do not routinely provide frontline services directly to children and young people. This is what is known as an ‘indirect service provider’. As an indirect service provider, we will carry out duties in relation to the ‘collective population of looked after children and care leavers’, rather than to any individual child or young person.



Children's Hearings Scotland and the Scottish Children's Reporter Administraiton have have developed a joint Corporate Parenting Vision for the Children's Hearings System:

  • You are at the centre of the hearings system and are treated as an individual
  • The decisions that affect you are based on sound knowledge, clear evidence and with consideration of your views
  • Your corporate parents will work together to make the system work better for you
  • We will keep asking ourselves if the way we do things is the best it can be.

For more information about our share Corporate Parenting vision, visit the My Corporate Parents website.




Chs Corporate Parenting

You can read more about what we are doing to meet our corporate Parenting Responsibilities in our Business and Corporate Parenting Plan 2018-2019 and our Impact Report 2017-2018.