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Children’s Hearings System | Vision and Values Review

14 July 2016 | tagged Current issues

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have published a new vision and values statement for the Children’s Hearings System, and are keen to get your views on this work, its content and its relevance. 

CHIP brings together a range of agencies and key interests who have responsibility for the successful delivery of Scotland’s Hearings System.

One of the priority activities for CHIP in 2015/16 was the creation of a statement of vision and values which reflects the enduring ethos of the Children’s Hearings System.

The vision and values were to include the following key components:-

  • understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities in the Hearing system
  • respect for the roles and responsibilities of others – demonstrated through constructive, positive behaviours, consistent with the ethos of the Hearing System
  • a commitment to the principle of paramount concern of ‘best interests’ of the child/young person in all elements of our contributions, actions  and decision making

The vision and values will be reviewed over the course of the next 9 months to assess whether they are having the right kind of impact and what further development and refinement is required. 

Please send your views via the CHIP website or email Neil Hunter directly on or 0300 200 1547.

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