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1

What act covers children’s hearings

Children’s Hearing Act 2011

2

What are the two principles?

Needs not deeds and welfare at not punitive

3

Where are the 3 overarching principles

S25, s27, s28

4

Who has the legal duty to provide information to the children’s reporter?

S.60-64

5

Why might a child be reported?

S.66

Reporter investigated and determines the facts. Speaks to schools and so on

6

What is 67?

Whether facts meet conditions to be taken further

7

What does 68 do?

Hold off and wait and see if anything else happens

8

What happens if satisfied something needs done?

S69 means can arrange a hearing

Send information to those invited and child if deemed mature enough

9

Who has the legal right to attend hearing?

3 panel members, the child, relevant persons, unmarried fathers

10

Can a child be excused?

Yes s73 suspends duty and s.78 the right if it might be overwhelming. However, child has right to attend if they want

11

What else to people that go have the right to?

Rights to see all parts that go on in the hearing

12

What is DRP?

Definition of relevant person, someone had significant involvement in the upbringing of the child

13

Can a sibling attend?

Uncertain

ABC v Principal Reporter going to UKSC

14

What happens at the hearing?

S90- grounds for referral, parents and child decide if they accept grounds

S91- grounds accepted and hearing goes on

S93- if not accepted, hearing stops and goes to sheriff court. If sheriff agrees grounds are established then hearing continues as if grounds accepted

15

What happens if hearing is difficult?

Safeguard-er appointed and meet everyone and write a report then hearing continues

16

What are the outcomes?

1. Compulsory supervision order as per s.83

Includes residence and restriction of liberty. Specified responsible local authority and time period.

Can be appealed within 21 days