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New chair for Children’s Hearings Scotland, 09/04/14 [S]

Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell has announced the appointment of Garry Coutts as the new Chair to the Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) Board.

The children’s hearings system is Scotland’s unique system for care and justice for children and young people. It aims to ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people in Scotland who may be at risk through a decision-making lay tribunal, the children’s panel. Children’s Hearings Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA), local authorities and other agencies to support the children’s panel, using its influence to drive improvements across the children’s hearings system.

Mr Coutts takes over from John Anderson MBE who has served as Interim Chair since the previous post-holder stepped down in October. Mr Anderson remains a CHS Board member.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

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New chair for Children’s Hearings Scotland