Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019: child interview rights practitioners – code of practice

This Code of Practice sets out the national standards of practice that apply to all Child Interview Rights Practitioners (ChIRPs), as implemented by the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Register of Child Interview Rights Practitioners) Regulations 2021.


1 “supporter” has the meaning given by section 50(2) of the Act

2 The extent to which harm might be considered serious has been defined as harmful behaviour of a violent or sexual nature which is life threatening and/or traumatic, and from which recovery, whether physical or psychological, may reasonably be expected to be difficult or impossible.

3 EEI provides an opportunity, where appropriate, to divert children from formal systems such as the Children’s Hearing System. EEI allows for a proportionate and appropriate response to address any identified needs and concerns.

4 NHS Education for Scotland e- module: Developing Your Trauma Skilled Practice

5 A daily fee of £110 can be claimed for attendance of less than 2 hours with a maximum amount of £220 for attendance that is over 2 hours.



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