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Engagement with Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) from 2014: FOI release

Published: 16 Nov 2021

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

Published:
16 Nov 2021
Engagement with Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) from 2014: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100244813
Date received: 5 Oct 2021
Date responded: 2 Nov 2021
Information requested

You asked for “The total costs incurred by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration from 2014 to the present day. This includes all secretariat staffing costs, daily board member fees and expenses, events, publications and office-running costs.”

And 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 the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration on their website. Under section 20(2) of Schedule Two to the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, SCRA must provide accounts to Scottish Ministers. Annual accounts are published on the SCRA website at the following links:

SCRA Annual Accounts 2020-21 - Information regarding expenditure can be found on page 9
SCRA Annual Accounts 2019-20 - Page 8
SCRA Annual Accounts 2018-19 - Page 3
SCRA Annual Accounts 2017-18 - Page 2
SCRA Annual Accounts 2016-17 - Page 3
SCRA Annual Accounts 2015-16 - Page 5
SCRA Annual Accounts 2014-15 - Page 1
SCRA Annual Accounts 2013-14 - Page 1

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.

Regarding 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 SCRA Board from 2014 to date.

Date Meeting Title Attendees
24/06/2021 Introductory Meeting with SCRA and
CHS
Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
Michelle Miller, Chair of SCRA Board
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive
Garry Coutts, Chair or CHS Board
Elliot Jackson, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive
20/06/2018 Meeting With Chair And Board
Members Of Scottish Children’s
Reporter Administration (SCRA)
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
Michelle Miller, Chair of SCRA Board
Bernadette Docherty, Board Member
Catherine Robertson, Board Member
Anela Anwar, Board Member
Sam Anderson, Board Member
Martin Toye, Board Member
Suzanne Vestri, Board Member
James Edgar, Board Member
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive
15/05/2018 Meeting With Michelle Miller, New
Chairing Member Of Scottish
Children’s Reporter Administration
(SCRA)
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
Michelle Miller, Chair of SCRA Board
06/02/2018 Minister’s Meeting with Carole
Wilkinson
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
24/01/2017 Ministerial Meeting with The
Scottish Children’s Reporter
Administration (SCRA)
Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive
15/11/2016 Ministerial Meeting with The
Scottish Children’s Reporter
Administration (SCRA)
Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive
12/07/2016 Ministerial Meeting with SCRA and
CHS
Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
Garry Coutts, Chair or CHS Board
Boyd McAdam, National Convener and CHS Chief Executive
03/03/2016 Visit to Scottish Children’s Reporter
Administration (SCRA)
Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Fair
Work, Skills and Training,
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
10/12/2015 Meeting with SCRA Board and
Principal Reporter
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young
People
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
Malcolm Dickson, Board Member
Andrew Miller, Board Member
Bernadette Docherty, Board Member
Douglas Yates, Board Member
Andrew Menzies, Board Member
Catherine Robertson, Board Member
Anela Anwar, Board Member
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive
24/11/2014 Meeting with SCRA Chair and
Principal Reporter
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young
People
Carole Wilkinson, Chair of SCRA Board
Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter and SCRA Chief Executive

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