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Qualitative research with Children’s legal assistance solicitors
18 May 2023
Qualitative research with solicitors who provide Children’s legal assistance will take place June 2023 to further explore experiences Hearings system.
Fee applicable for framing citations in Adults With Incapacity and Children’s legal aid cases
6 March 2023
We have amended our legal aid guidance on the framing of court forms for citations in Adults with Incapacity (AWI) and Children’s legal aid cases
Participation Individual’s at children’s hearings and pre hearing panels – ABWOR to be available
19 January 2023
The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 come into force on 23 January 2023
Survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid
27 October 2022
We are undertaking a survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid to explore experiences of providing legal aid.
Ensuring valid application for participation individuals at Children’s Hearings – no availability of ABWOR at present
16 June 2022
The correct procedure for applying ABWOR for legal representation of siblings seeking to exercise their rights under section 25 of Children (Scotland) 2020 Act
New Children’s policies and decision-makers’ guidance published
9 December 2021
We have published the first policies and decision-makers’ guidance for Children’s Legal Aid as part of our Guidance on the Administration of Legal Aid project
Children’s team preparing for changes to age of criminal responsibility
22 November 2021
Legal assistance will be available from 17 December to defend three orders relating to the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019
UPDATED: Participants at Children’s Hearings – applying for a determination for representation under S25 of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020
17 August 2021
How to request a determination from Scottish Government under section 4(2)(c) of the 1986 Act regarding Section 25 of the 2020 Act regarding Children's hearings
Covid-19: Refreshed CRWIA for the emergency children’s provisions for the hearings system
11 December 2020
A refreshed Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the children’s provisions in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has been published.
Children’s Hearings 12-month duty plans published
17 June 2020
Children’s Hearings Duty Plans for the next 12 months are now available. These plans cover the period 22 June 2020 to 25 June 2021.