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PE01768: Children Hearing proceedings should be minuted and or recorded

People Communities

Petitioner: James A Mackie


Date Lodged: 03 January 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all proceedings in a Children's Hearing are minuted or recorded.

• Should full minutes/recordings of all Children's Hearings be kept?
• Who should be able to view these?
• How should the discussion be recorded?

I am an excare client taken into care at birth. There has been many worries and concerns regarding the Scottish Children's Panels over many decades. Best Wishes.

Peter Stewart Kelbie

15:58 on 06 Dec 2019

The only way to help ensure no more miscarriage of justice happens.

michele simmons

1:39 on 25 Nov 2019

The social work need to be accountable for the lies they put in reports and tell at hearings.

Laura Louden

0:08 on 25 Nov 2019

Stop chid trafficking. promote truth and transparency in the 'family' courts


8:42 on 23 Nov 2019

I fully agree that the whole child protection system need to be utterly revamped ...Its disgusting

Gemma mcmaster

10:09 on 21 Nov 2019

This is an absolute must.

Sara Noble

7:00 on 21 Nov 2019

They should be re orded the same as in any other meeting and all parties associated with the meeting should have access. Its especially important for the young persons views to be recorded and decisions made. Why this isn't happening already is questionable

Wendy woolfson

0:00 on 21 Nov 2019

Recording or minuting of Children's Hearings is paramount in ensuring total transparency for all involved. It also provides a reference point should further discussions need to take place. I find it unbelievable that there is no recording of these hearings, particularly as the outcome of them are like to have a long term effect on the families involved.

Jane McGillion

17:27 on 20 Nov 2019

Recording Children's Hearings would ensure total transparency for everyone involved, as well as allowing there to be a reference point should future discussions need to take place. I find it unbelievable that there are no minutes or recording of what happens in these hearings, particularly when the outcome is likely to be life changing for the families involved.

Jane McGillion

17:21 on 20 Nov 2019

A recording of a hearing is there to refer back to and to ensure total transparency for all involved. Why on earth does this not happen at Children's Hearings when very important decisions are being made about a child's life? Unbelievable.

Jane McGillion

17:13 on 20 Nov 2019

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