Public appointment: Chair reappointed to Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

Public appointments news release.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Clare Haughey MSP, today announced the reappointment of Michelle Miller as the Chair of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.


Michelle Miller joined the board of SCRA in May 2018. She has worked in public services in Scotland since 1985, primarily in local government. Michelle’s main areas of responsibility have been in public protection and the shared responsibilities across social work, health and police for keeping communities safe, protecting vulnerable individuals and tackling offending behaviour. Michelle has extensive experience of both managing services and scrutinising performance and quality. She was recently re-appointed to the Scottish Police Authority for a second term.


This reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 May 2022 until 30 April 2026.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £220 per day for a time commitment of two days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Michelle Miller is a member of Scottish Police Authority for which she receives £309 per day for a time commitment of five days per month.

Political activity 

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Michelle Miller has had no political activity within the last five years.

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) is a national body focused on children and young people most at risk. SCRA was formed under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 and became fully operational on 1st April 1996. SCRA’s main responsibilities as set out in the Act are:

  • to facilitate the work of Children’s Reporters
  • to deploy and manage staff to carry out that work
  • to provide suitable accommodation for Children’s Hearings

The Children’s Hearings System provides the operational setting in which SCRA and partner agencies work. The aim is to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and young people, and deliver tailored solutions which meet the needs of the individuals involved, while helping to build stronger families and safer communities.

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