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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Training

373.Paragraph 3(1) provides for the National Convener to make arrangements for the training of panel members and potential panel members. Paragraph 3(2) places a duty on the National Convener to take reasonable steps to involve people under 25 years of age, who have previously been to a Children’s Hearing, in the development and delivery of training of panel members and potential panel members. Paragraph 3(3) places a duty on the National Convener, when training or making arrangements for the training of panel members, to have regard to the need to train panel members on how best to gain the child’s views at a Children’s Hearing. Paragraph 3(4) provides for the National Convener to make arrangements for monitoring the performance of panel members.

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