Children's hearings training resource manual: volume 2

Volume 2 is a children's hearings handbook, focusing on the problems that some children face, the environment in which they live, their needs and their rights.

Section 4: Roles and Responsibilities

Section 4 - Contents

1 Introduction

2 The Organisation of the Children's Hearings System
Scottish Ministers
Children and Families Division - Scottish Government
The Care Inspectorate - (Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland)
The National Convener
Children's Hearings Scotland ( CHS)
Children's Hearings Training
Area Support Teams ( ASTs)
Panel Representatives
The Children's Panel
Local Government
Legal Assistance for a Child and Relevant Persons

3 The Professionals who Serve the System
Children's Reporter
The Police
Procurator Fiscal
Social Workers
Education staff
Medical staff

4 Responsibilities to children and their families
Duties of the Local Authority
Youth Justice
Children away from Home
Key Requirements for Child Care Services
Education Resources
Voluntary Organisations
Agencies working together to Protect Children

5 Permanence planning
Children's Hearings System and the Adoption (Scotland) Act 2007
Permanence Order / Children's Hearings interface

6 The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 312

7 Summary

Appendix 1: Glossary, Further Reading

Appendix 2: Competence Framework

Appendix 3: The Blueprint for the Processing of Children's Hearing Cases

Appendix 4: National Standards for Youth Justice Provision in Scotland


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