New grounds of referral - Children's Hearings Scotland Act (2011)

McAfee, Jill (2014) New grounds of referral - Children's Hearings Scotland Act (2011). [Report]

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    Abstract

    The grounds of referral to the Children’s Reporter are found under s67(2) of the new act. There are some similarities with the 1995 Act & 5 new grounds. The wording "close connection" is used throughout and this should be interpreted as a member of the same household or someone with significant contact with the child.