The Principal Reporter and SCRA
Section 14 – The Principal Reporter
16.This section provides for the post of Principal Reporter to continue. That post was established by section 127(1) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (“the 1994 Act”).
Section 15 – The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
17.This section provides for SCRA to continue to exist as part of the Children’s Hearings system. That body was established by section 128(1) of the 1994 Act.
Section 16 – Further provision about Principal Reporter and SCRA
18.Schedule 3 makes extensive further provision about the Principal Reporter and SCRA including their status and governance arrangements.