The Hearings for Children redesign report calls for historic reform to the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland
In May 2023, The Promise Scotland published an important report calling for the redesign of the Children’s Hearing System in Scotland.
If you haven’t had time to read this yet, please do as it really highlights some important requests for change that could be transformation for our children, young people and their families when involved with the Hearing System.
The recommendations drafted from the report are based on feedback from the real voices of those children and young people who have experienced our current system and those of relevant experts who are calling for change.
One quote highlighted at the beginning of the report from “Our Hearings Our Voice” an independent board for children & young people across Scotland between the ages of 8 and 18 who have experience of the Children’s
Hearing System reminds us that these reports are more than just words, we need to read them and think hard about what our children, young people and their families really need.
“Although this can be easily seen as just words in a report, there are real people and real lives behind these pages. To those responsible for making these changes happen, we ask that you don’t miss this opportunity to change lives”
The link below will take you to the relevant page in The Promise Scotland website and you can have a look at the full report, other related information including a summary of the recommendations and an updated short video “Isla’s Story” showing the difference the new system could make for young people like Isla.
Have your say on the revised plan for The Promise launching Spring 2024
Fiona Duncan, Independent Strategic Advisor to The Promise recently published a letter reminding us that the current Plan 21-24 is coming to an end.
Remember, The Promise is a time limited project with everyone working themselves out of a job by 2030 having ensured they #keepthepromise and delivered on its aims.
The new plan will be launched in Spring 2024 and Fiona and her team are asking for your thoughts.
The letter provides a bit more background information and the chance to give your views. The questionnaire only has 5 short questions and it is a chance to influence the next steps. It will only take a few minutes so please do this if you can. The survey closes Friday 25th August 2023.
Find out more at https://t.co/q6WG2DOWAK