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Children's Hearings Scotland Coronavirus Guidance 17 March 2020

Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) have been closely monitoring the developing Coronavirus advice and has now issued official guidance.

In line with the UK and Scottish Governments' advice about minimising social contact, avoiding unnecessary travel and public places, we confirm that action is now being taken by CHS and SCRA to restrict hearings to only those which must go ahead to ensure essential and immediate protection of children and young people, as well as volunteers and staff.

This means with effect from Monday, children’s hearings which do not meet criteria set out by CHS and SCRA will be rescheduled. This week’s hearings will go ahead as planned wherever that is possible but some hearings already scheduled for this week may also be postponed. 

If you are a volunteer Panel Member, your Area Support Team will be in touch with you directly about any cancelled hearings at short notice. More detailed advice will be shared with our community as and when this becomes available.