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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Children's Hearings in Scotland 4th ed isbn 9780414098800

Children's Hearings in Scotland 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780414018099
New Edition ISBN: 9780414098800
Previous Edition ISBN: 0414015878
Published: October 2013
Publisher: W. Green
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This new edition takes in to account the changes in law and practice since 2005. Of particular note is the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 which is due to come into force during 2012.

This introduces a new National Body, ‘Children’s Hearings Scotland’ and a new National Convener along with further structural and procedural changes. The Children’s Hearings system is unique to Scotland and has increased in significance over the years.

It takes a welfare approach to problems involving children including criminal behaviour, although in recent years the need to protect vulnerable children has become an increasingly large part of its work. The system involves lawyers who represent families and children, the specialist institutions and local authorities.

Scots Law
Personnel of the Children’ s Hearing System
The Grounds of Referral
Pre-hearing procedures
Consideration of the Case
Disposal of the Referral
Review Hearings
Warrants and Orders to apprehend and detain child
Emergency protection of children