The Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011: Key Changes

CELCIS, Clan Childlaw

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The Act and a range of associated Rules and Regulations came into force on 24 June 2013. The Act in detail can be accessed at and more detailed materials for practitioners can be accessed at

The aim of the legislation is to modernise and strengthen the children's hearings to ensure better outcomes for children and young people. In particular, the new law will: bolster effective participation of children and young people and their parents/carers; improve consistency; and strengthen the implementation of the orders made by hearings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015


  • children's hearing system
  • children's hearings scotland act 2011
  • legislation
  • education
  • celcis
  • clan childlaw


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