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Part 2SThe Principal Reporter and the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. 2 applied by S.S.I. 2003/179, reg. 3A (as inserted (24.6.2013) by The Children's Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/200), regs. 1, 3(3))

The Principal Reporter and SCRAS

14The Principal ReporterS

There continues to be an officer known as the Principal Reporter.

Commencement Information

I1S. 14 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

15The Scottish Children's Reporter AdministrationS

There continues to be a body corporate known as the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (in this Act referred to as “SCRA”).

Commencement Information

I2S. 15 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

16Further provision about Principal Reporter and SCRAS

Schedule 3 makes further provision about the Principal Reporter and SCRA.

Commencement Information

I3S. 16 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

The Principal ReporterS

17Duty as respects location of children's hearingS

The Principal Reporter must ensure that, so far as practicable, a children's hearing takes place in the area of the relevant local authority for the child to whom the hearing relates.

Commencement Information

I4S. 17 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

18Power to change Principal Reporter's functionsS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order—

(a)confer additional functions on the Principal Reporter,

(b)remove functions from the Principal Reporter,

(c)transfer functions from another person to the Principal Reporter,

(d)transfer functions from the Principal Reporter to another person,

(e)specify the manner in which, or period within which, any function conferred on the Principal Reporter by virtue of this Act or the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46) is to be carried out.

(2)An order under this section is subject to the super-affirmative procedure (other than an order under subsection (1)(e), which is subject to the affirmative procedure).

Commencement Information

I5S. 18 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

19Rights of audienceS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)empower the Principal Reporter to conduct proceedings which by virtue of this Act require to be conducted before the sheriff[F1, the sheriff principal or the Sheriff Appeal Court],

(b)prescribe qualifications or experience that must be acquired or training that must be undertaken by the Principal Reporter before conducting such proceedings.

(2)References in subsection (1) to the Principal Reporter include references to a person carrying out a function on behalf of the Principal Reporter by virtue of paragraph 10(1) of schedule 3.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I6S. 19 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

Functions of SCRAS

20Assisting Principal ReporterS

SCRA must—

(a)assist the Principal Reporter in carrying out the functions conferred on the Principal Reporter by virtue of this Act or any other enactment, and

(b)facilitate the carrying out of those functions.

Commencement Information

I7S. 20 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

21Provision of accommodation for children's hearingsS

(1)SCRA must provide suitable accommodation and facilities for children's hearings.

(2)Accommodation and facilities must, so far as practicable, be provided in the area of each local authority.

(3)Accommodation and facilities must be dissociated from courts exercising criminal jurisdiction and police stations.

Commencement Information

I8S. 21 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

22Independence of Principal ReporterS

(1)Nothing in this Act authorises SCRA or any other person to direct or guide the Principal Reporter in carrying out the functions conferred on the Principal Reporter by virtue of this Act or any other enactment.

(2)This section is subject to section 18(1)(e).

Commencement Information

I9S. 22 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

23DirectionsS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may give SCRA general or specific directions about the carrying out of its functions.

(2)SCRA must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

(3)The Scottish Ministers may vary or revoke a direction under subsection (1) by giving a subsequent direction under that subsection.

Commencement Information

I10S. 23 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

Transfer of staff, property etc.S

24Transfer of staff, property etc.S

Schedule 4 makes provision about the transfer of staff, property, rights, liabilities and obligations to CHS.

Commencement Information

I11S. 24 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3

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