Explanatory Notes

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

2011 asp 1

6 January 2011

Commentary on Sections

Part 1 – the National Convener and Children’s Hearings Scotland (Chs)

Functions of CHS

Section 12 – Independence of National Convener

14.This section provides a clear separation of functions between CHS and the National Convener and prevents CHS or any other person from directing or guiding the National Convener in carrying out their functions. Subsection (2) makes clear that this prohibition is subject to the power of the Scottish Ministers under section 10(1)(e) to specify by secondary legislation the manner or timing in which any function of the National Convener is carried out.