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Total costs incurred by Children’s Hearings Scotland from 2014 - 2021: FOI release:

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

The total costs incurred by Children’s Hearings Scotland from 2014 to the present day. This includes all secretariat staffing costs, daily board member fees and expenses, events, publications and office-running costs.

Additionally, a record of all engagement between board members and Scottish Government Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to the present day. 

Response

Regarding the first part of your request, the information you have requested is available from Children's Hearings Scotland on their website. Under section 22(2) of Schedule One to the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, CHS must prepare and submit an Annual Report to Scottish Ministers which must be laid before Parliament. Annual accounts are included in this report, and these reports can be found on the CHS website at the following links:

CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 - Information regarding expenditure can be found on page 15
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 - Page 15
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 - Page 11
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 - Page 12
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 - Page 17
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 - Page 8
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2014-15 - Page 4
CHS Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14 - Page 4

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the websites listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested in relation to the current financial year.

With regards to the second part of your request, I enclose a copy of information regarding the dates and attendees of Ministerial and Cabinet Secretary engagement with the CHS Board from 2014 to date.

Date

Meeting Title

Attendees

24/06/2021

Introductory Meeting with SCRA and CHS

Claire Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Michelle Millar, Chair SCRA Board Neil Hunter, SCRA Chief Executive Elliot Jackson, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive

15/05/2018

Meeting with Board of CHS

Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Marian Martin, CHS Board Member Henry Robson, CHS Board Member Beth-Anne Logan, CHS Board Member Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive Elliot Jackson, Depute Chief Executive

21/06/2017

Meeting between Minister for Childcare and Early Years and CHS

Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive Elliot Jackson, Depute Chief Executive

1/12/2016

Meeting with CHS

Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive

12/07/2016

Ministerial Meeting with SCRA and CHS

Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Carole Wilkinson, Chair SCRA Board Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive

24/11/2015

Ministerial Visit to CHS

Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Alastair Hamilton, Deputy Chair CHS Board Brian Baverstock, Board Member John Anderson, Board Member Marian Martin, Board Member Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive Elliot Jackson, Depute Chief Executive

12/11/2014

Meet Chair and National Convener of CHS

Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People Garry Coutts, Chair CHS Board Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive

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