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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Rules 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION, ETC

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II CONSTITUTION AND ARRANGEMENTS OF CHILDREN'S HEARINGS

    1. 3.Recording and transmission of information at beginning of case

    2. 4.Business meeting preparatory to constitution of children’s hearing

    3. 5.Notification of children’s hearings and provision of documents to chairman and members, relevant persons etc.

    4. 6.Notification of children’s hearings to children

    5. 7.Notification of children’s hearings to relevant persons and certain parents with right to attend

    6. 8.Notification of children’s hearing to chief social work officer

    7. 9.Withholding of address where disclosure may result in serious harm

    8. 10.Constitution of children’s hearing and functions of chairman of children’s hearing

  4. PART III GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO CHILDREN'S HEARINGS

    1. 11.Representation for the purposes of assisting children and relevant persons at children’s hearing

    2. 12.General attendance at hearings of certain parents of the child (not relevant persons) and specific limited right of duly authorised officials etc.

    3. 13.Persons who may attend children’s hearings at chairman’s discretion

    4. 14.Safeguarders

    5. 15.Views of the Child

  5. PART IV CHILDREN'S HEARINGS ON REFERRAL AND AT REVIEW OF SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS, ETC

    1. 16.Application of Part IV

    2. 17.Statement of grounds of referral

    3. 18.Notification of statement of grounds for referral

    4. 19.Notification of application to sheriff for finding as to grounds if they consider it appropriate to do so for referral

    5. 20.Conduct of children’s hearing considering case on referral or at review of supervision requirement

    6. 21.Notification of decisions, etc on referral or at review of supervision requirement

  6. PART V REFERENCES FOR ADVICE AND SUSPENSION OF SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS

    1. 22.Conduct of children’s hearing on reference for advice by court, the local authority or approved adoption society

    2. 23.Application for suspension of supervision requirements pending hearing of appeals

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 24.Social background report where child in a place of safety

    2. 25.Form of supervision requirement

    3. 26.Procedure relating to warrants, orders, and to requirements under section 69(3) of the Act

    4. 27.Forms of warrants and orders for finding and keeping a child in a place of safety

    5. 28.Miscellaneous Forms

    6. 29.Authentication of documents

    7. 30.Service of notification and other documents

    8. 31.Reports of proceedings of children’s hearing

    9. 32.Travelling and subsistence expenses

    10. 33.Notification of 16th birthday of child subject to supervision requirement

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

  9. Explanatory Note

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