Fiona McLeod MSP

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  • Member for: Strathkelvin and Bearsden
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Minister for Children and Young People (Fiona McLeod)

Thank you for welcoming me to the committee. I look forward to working with you over the next six months while I am the acting minister.

I will make a few comments on the two instruments. They give effect in secondary legislation to procedural refinements to the children’s hearings system that were introduced by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The primary legislative changes were proposed following implementation of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 back in June 2013. As you would expect, we monitor acts once they are in operation so that we can make any refinements that are necessary.

The committee considered the children’s hearings provisions in the 2014 act on 21 January last year, while the bill was at stage 2 of its parliamentary passage. In the main, those provisions amend the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and they are to be commenced on 25 January.

The detail for operating children’s hearings and related proceedings under the 2011 act is contained in the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Rules 2013—in shorthand, the 2013 rules. The instruments that are before you today mainly give effect to consequential changes to the 2013 rules and related secondary legislation. However, we are also taking the opportunity, in rule 7, to address an issue concerning the non-disclosure of information contained in reports prepared by a children’s hearing for a court under section 95(2) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.

I am happy to take any questions on the draft instruments.

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Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

I am not yet completely up to date with those issues, so I ask my officials to answer.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

The amendment addresses the issue of interim compulsory supervision orders, which are made under section 95 of the 2011 act in situations in which there is an urgent necessity. The amendment to the regulations is needed to reflect a change in the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Regulations 2013, which had already been consulted on.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

Yes.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

We will take that on board.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

You want to know about the children’s hearings instrument, not the secure accommodation one.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

The regulation to amend regulation 8 of the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Regulations 2013 is a consequence of section 86 of the 2014 act, which concerns the ability to make interim compulsory supervision orders when a child is unable to attend a hearing but is not excused from attending it. The issue is about when it is necessary to make a compulsory order in an urgent situation. Perhaps Liz Blair can say more.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

I will try as hard as possible to put it in plain English. These are regulations consequential to an act; therefore, there are technicalities that we have to ensure are there.



Education and Culture Committee 13 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fiona McLeod

Thank you, convener. I think all the explanations have been given.

Motions moved,

That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Amendment Rules 2015 [draft] be approved.

That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft] be approved.—[Fiona McLeod.]

Motions agreed to.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fiona McLeod (Strathkelvin and Bearsden) (SNP)

As Malcolm Chisholm should know, as he was here for part of the debate on the issue, the Standards and Public Appointments Committee is considering the matter and is taking great care over it. Until that committee has completed its inquiry, it would be inappropriate to make a decision on the matter.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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YesCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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YesCarried

Selection of John Pentland MSP for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
YesCarried

S4M-12060.2 Hugh Henry: Commending the People who Keep Scotland Safe in Emergencies—As an amendment
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NoDefeated

S4M-12045.3 Shona Robison: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Rich
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YesCarried

S4M-12045.2 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Ric
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-11536: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11375: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-11134: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10380: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10279: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10269: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10110: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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