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National Standards

The National Standards have been developed to provide a clear framework for practice across Children's Hearings Scotland.

The National Standards set out the responsibilities of the National Convener and Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) towards Panel Members and Area Support Teams (ASTs). They also provide a set of core values, principles and expectations in relation to the behaviours and practice of everyone directly involved with the Children’s Panel.

They provide core practice standards to support Panel Members serving on children’s hearings. The standards apply to Panel Members, AST members, the National Convener, the CHS National Team, and the CHS Board members.