The Children’s Hearings System is 50 years old this year. It was created as a result of the Kilbrandon Report of 1964 and first appeared in the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. This radical system pioneered a new direction in the way Scotland supports its most vulnerable people by adopting a welfarist approach to care and justice. Over the 50 years since it started, there have been human rights concerns, legal challenges and major legislative changes to the system, but the fundamental principles of the Kilbrandon ethos still remain firmly at its core.
To mark this important anniversary, the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law has organised a one-day conference on 25th October 2018 that will celebrate, scrutinise and discuss ways in which we can improve our unique Children’s Hearings System.
We expect a wide range of delegates to attend including solicitors, sheriffs, members of the Scottish Government, social workers, reporters, panel members, and safeguarders.
CPD Learning Outcomes from this event: An enhancement of knowledge of current law and practice in the CHS in Scotland as presented by the invited speakers, all of whom have expertise and practical knowledge of the detailed workings of the CHS in Scotland.
Registration is required and tickets cost £50 per place.