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Masterclass Events 2017

Getting it Right for Sibling Contact - 15th June 2017

The Gallery, Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL 13:00-16:30


Gillian Henderson, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, Information and Research Manager, presents the findings of recent research on Supporting Sibling Relationships of Children in Permanent Fostering and Adoptive Families

Malcolm Christie, Simone Gillespie, Aberlour Sycamore Service, discuss case studies and the benefits sibling contact has for children looked after by the Service. 



Child-Centred Legal Practice in the Children’s Hearings System - 21st June 2017

MacKenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, 172 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QX 13:00-16:30

This event is supported by the Scottish Legal Aid Board. Attendance at this event counts as relevant training for the purposes of registration on the Children’s Legal Assistance Register, and in particular towards Competence Three (understanding of the ethos of the children’s hearings system)


Key Speaker, Bruce Adamson, new Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

Additional Speakers

Colm Clark & Louise Lowrie, Children and Families, North West Health & Social Care Partnership - Solicitors in hearings – reflections from the social work perspective

Lucy Millard, Millard Law - Representing adults at Children’s Hearings, potential conflicts of interest

Alyson Evans, Practice and Policy Officer & Jennifer Phillips, Panel Member, Children’s Hearings Scotland - Good legal practice from a panel member perspective


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