On June 8, at the Park Café, around 25 Panel Member, Area Support Team Members, and Boyd McAdam (National Convener and Chief Executive) attended this annual event.
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On the 11th June the Ayrshire Area Support Team (AST) held its annual award ceremony in the Council Chambers in Kilmarnock. A total of 50 Panel & AST Members and guests gathered to celebrate the incredible contribution that Ayrshire volunteers have made, and continue to make, to children and young people in their area.
On the 23rd of May, at Burgh Hall in Linlithgow, the Central and West Lothian Area Support Team (AST) held a recognition event for some truly awe-inspiring Panel Members.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of eight new Area Support and Improvement Partners who will be based regionally across Scotland.
Boyd McAdam, National Convener and Chief Executive, is delighted to announce and welcome Rosemary McCormack to the role of Highland & Moray Area Convener. Rosemary commences her appointment today(2nd September). During her induction period Rosemary and acting Depute Area Convener Mairi Maclean will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition.
Children’s Hearings Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Elliot Jackson as National Convener and Chief Executive. Elliot will take up his new post in early October 2019.
On Wednesday 21 August Children’s Hearings Scotland launches a national campaign to recruit over 500 new volunteer Children’s Panel Members to play a crucial role in supporting infants, children and young people across Scotland.
Elliot Jackson, recently appointed as National Convener and Chief Executive, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Area Convener.
These are Children's Hearings Scotland Holiday Days and Office Hours
The Children's Hearings Scotland Learning Academy launched the Prospectus 2020 on 31 October.
Today we launch our new Children’s Hearings Scotland Learning Academy which provides a range of online and face to face learning and development opportunities for the CHS community.
On 29 October 2019 we (Children’s Hearings Scotland) published our second annual Impact Report (for 2018-19) which recognises and acknowledges the hard work and amazing contribution our 3,000-strong Panel and AST community and National Team make to the children’s hearings system.
CHS Board meetings 2019-2020
For 2019-20, our vision remains the same: to work towards a Scotland in which all of our children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected and able to realise their full potential.
Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) has launched a new, digital version of its Practice and Procedure Manual (PPM). Developed in collaboration between the Practice Team at CHS and members of the CHS community, the digital PPM offers more detailed and comprehensive advice and guidance than ever before, in a fully searchable document.
Congratulations to Boyd McAdam and Julia Lorrain-Smith!
CHS welcomed the call for further evidence and submitted evidence to the Committee.
On the 5th of June, 2019, Dumfries and Galloway Area Support Team thanked and acknowledged each and every one of its volunteers with an afternoon tea at Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas.
On 13 June, the Inverclyde Area Support Team hosted a lovely event to acknowledge the contribution to the welfare of children and young people in Inverclyde of Panel Members and Area Support Team (AST) volunteers and to welcome new members.
The Scottish Government published its policy programme for the year ahead on 4 September in ‘Protecting Scotland’s Future: the Governments Programme for Scotland 2019 – 2020’. In a wide-ranging programme with a focus on climate change and improving well-being, the First Minister also announced new policy commitments designed to strengthen support for care experienced people in Scotland throughout their lives.
This week, Stand Up For Siblings is one year old. In this article, read the reflections of co-founder Dr Christine Jones on the past year.
We are recruiting a new very exciting and high profile role of Head of Area Support and Community Improvement.
Help us to inspire a diverse range of people to join the Children’s Panel by joining out development day
Our new address is 3rd Floor, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE.