The Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 - A User's Guide

By Brian Kearney

The provisions of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act have completely reorganized the system and also introduced many new concepts and procedures. This book provides useful and accessible guidance to the many disciplines which are involved in the working of the systems in Scotland, including panel members, social workers, reporters, safeguarders, and advocacy workers, as well as judges, sheriffs, members of the Faculty of Advocates, solicitors, those involved in the training of panel members, and other participants in the system. The Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 - A User's Guide is an accessible text for both students and professionals. Contents include: the basic set-up * the grounds for referral * who may attend a hearing * what can happen before a grounds hearing * what happens before a grounds hearing * possible pre-hearing panel * what happens at a grounds hearing * reasons for decisions * safeguarders and curators ad litem * interim compulsory supervision orders * what happens before during and after referral to the sheriff * appeals to the sheriff against various decisions of hearings * hearings on review * miscellaneous

200 pages

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780432304