The research project was developed and managed by three organisations in Scotland:
* Scottish Children's Reporter Administration - is at the centre of the Children's Hearings System;
* Save the Children - works to promote children's rights in the UK and around the world;
* Who Cares? Scotland - provides independent, rights-based advocacy services to children and young people in public care.
Each of these organisations is involved in various ways promoting and providing advocacy for children and young people in the Hearings System. The research was conducted by an independent social researcher employed by SCRA for the specific purpose of this study in collaboration with research officers at SCRA and Save the Children.
The research will inform the Scottish Executive's current review of the Children's Hearings System 'Getting it Right for Every Child' which, amongst other provisions, proposes to improve the protection of children's rights including the extent to which children and young people can express their views in decisions made about them.
|Young People's Participation in the Children's Hearing System.pdf|
Added: February 5, 2015