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Education Committee takes evidence on taking children into care, 21/05/13 [S]

During its meeting of 21 May 2013 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee took evidence as part of its inquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care.

The Committee heard from Donald Urquhart, independent chair of the child protection committee in Glasgow; Jo Macpherson, representative of the community planning partnership in the West Lothian Council area; Jim Carle, of NHS Ayrshire and Arran and chair of the child health commissioners national group; and Hugh McNaughtan, authority chair of the Glasgow children’s panel.

They also took evidence from Carolyn Brown, area depute principal psychologist and the Association of Scottish Principal Educational Psychologists; Dr Helen Hammond, a paediatrician; and Detective Chief Superintendent Gill Imery of Police Scotland.

The Committee also considered Stage 2 amendments to the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill.

For full details see the Education and Culture Committee Official Report 21 May 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Education and Culture Committee Official Report 21 May 2013