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Area Support Teams: Functions, Roles and Responsibilities Published 29 June 2012

This document sets out the key functions and responsibilities of Area Support Teams (ASTs) as well as the support that ASTs can expect from Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS).

These AST roles and responsibilities sit alongside the Partnership Agreement agreed between CHS and each local authority. Taken together, they set out what support is provided to the AST, and by the AST to panel members.

This document also provides detailed role descriptions including: purpose and function, support and development, key relationships, key responsibilities, skills behaviour and knowledge for each of the following roles:

  • Area Convener
  • Depute Area Convener
  • Panel representative
  • Panel practice advisor
  • Learning and development co-ordinator
  • Local authority member of the AST
  • Clerk to the AST



Download the document: Colour PDF  |  B&W PDF