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Education, Children and Young People Committee

Wednesday 29 March 2023 9:00 AM


1. Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from— Alison Gough, Director, The Good Shepherd Centre; Kevin Northcott, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rossie Young People's Trust; Claire Lunday, Headteacher, St Mary's Kenmure Secure Care Centre; Gerald Michie, Governor, HMP & YOI Polmont, and Sue Brookes, Interim Director for Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Scottish Prison Service; and then from— Sheriff David Mackie, Chairperson, Hearings System Working Group, and Chloe Riddell, Policy Lead, The Promise Scotland; Meg Thomas, Head of Research, Policy & Participation, Includem; Laura Pasternak, Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Who Cares? Scotland; Kate Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, Victim Support Scotland. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments— Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Safeguarders Panel) Amendment Regulations 2023 3. Evidence Session (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 1.

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