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The Hearings System Working Group (HSWG) existed to bring change to the Children's Hearings System.

It was a partnership between:

  • Children's Hearings Scotland, or CHS,
  • The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, or SCRA, and
  • The Promise Scotland.

The Scottish Government also played a critical role.

Arrows pointing forwards and upwards, suggesting progress.

Hearings System Working Group podcasts


Hearings System Working Group: Reports and minutes

Child-friendly summary overview of recommendations in terms of what matters to children and their families.

The Hearings System Working Group's final report sets out how to redesign the Children's Hearings System so children are put at its centre.

Summary overview of recommendations in terms of what matters to children and families.

The Hearings System Working Group's final report sets out how to redesign the Children's Hearings System so children are put at its centre.

Download the easy read version of the Hearing System Working Group's Emerging Issues report.

This report shares some of the HSWG’s early thinking, which will form the basis of the recommendations sent to the Scottish Government next year.

The Issues List is a document with 56 questions across 5 categories. It will guide conversations and deliberation around the Children’s Hearings System.

Minutes for the ninth meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the eighth meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the seventh meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the sixth meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the fifth meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the fourth meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the third meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the second meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.

Minutes for the first meeting of the Hearings System Working Group.