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Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS)

We recruit, train and support volunteer Panel Members who make legal decisions with and for children and young people in children’s hearings, and volunteer Area Support Teams (ASTs) who provide support and guidance to Panel Members locally. You may have heard of us being referred to as the Children’s Panel too.

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CHS Festive Hours

CHS offices will be closed from 5pm 23rd December - 4th January.

CHS welcomes the Children Care and Justice Bill

On Wednesday 14 December, the Scottish Government published the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to improve experiences and outcomes for children and young people by diverting them away from the criminal courts. If passed by Parliament, the Bill will mean that anyone under the age of 18 can be referred to the children’s hearings system.

Blog: Care Experienced Week

Michael Stewart, our Area Support and Improvement Partner has written a blog to mark Care Experience week 2022. In it, he talks about one of CHS’ partner organisations, Who Cares? Scotland and their important work.