Section 154 – Appeal to sheriff against decision of children’s hearing
222.This section provides for a child, relevant person or Safeguarder to appeal to the sheriff against decisions made by a Children’s Hearing within 21 days of the hearing making the decision. Subsection (3) lists those decisions which are appealable. Decisions which are procedural steps in the process towards the making of a dispositive decision are not appealable. For example, where the hearing directs an application to the sheriff for the establishment of grounds for referral.