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The CHS Board

Our Board comprises six members. It sets our strategic direction and provides governance and challenge to Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS).

The Board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that CHS complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds. It is also responsible for ensuring that CHS fulfils the aims and objectives set by Scottish Ministers, and for promoting the efficient and effective use of staff and other resources by CHS in accordance with the principles of best value.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

  • Garry Coutts, Chair of the Board (appointed 29.03.18)
  • Marian Martin, Deputy Chair (reappointed 01.07.15)
  • John Anderson, Board member (reappointed 01.07.15)
  • Henry Robson, Board member (appointed 01.03.17)
  • Beth-Anne Logan, Board member (appointed 01.07.17)
  • We are currently recruiting for one more Board member.

To find out more about our Board Members, visit the Meet the CHS Board section.


BOARD MEETINGS

CHS Board meetings are open to members of the public. Should you wish to attend a meeting contact Nicola MacLaren (contact details below).

Provisional dates are for upcoming board meetings are as follows:

2018
Tuesday 27 November

2019
Tuesday 29 January
Tuesday 19 March

Please note, meeting dates may be subject to change.

Minutes from previous CHS Board meetings can be seen in the panel to the right.


BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTMENT AND RENUMERATION

CHS Board members are appointed by, and are accountable to, Scottish Ministers. Appointments are made in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland’s Code of Practice. Board members are appointed for a period of three years.

Appointments are part-time and attract non-pensionable remuneration of:

  • Chair of the Board: £203.33 per day in return for a time commitment of eight days per month
  • Board members: £171 per day in return for a time commitment of between 1.5 - 2 days per month.


CONTACTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

CHS Board members can be contacted through Nicola MacLaren, Governance Lead on 0131 244 5841 or nicola.maclaren@chs.gsi.gov.uk.