SCRA’s Model Publication Scheme

We publish information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you may make a request to us for that information.


Classes of Information

1. About SCRA
2. How SCRA delivers its functions and services
3. How SCRA takes decisions and what it has decided
4. What SCRA spends and how it spends it
5. How SCRA manages its human, physical and information resources
6. How SCRA procures goods and services from external providers
7. How SCRA is performing
8. Our commercial publications

 1. About the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

Information about SCRA, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations. Below is the information we publish under this class and how to access it.

General information about SCRA:

Our Vision: What we want the world to be like for children and young people of Scotland? “Our vision is that vulnerable children and young people in Scotland are safe, protected and offered positive futures.

See Our vision and values page.

Contact details for SCRA’s Head Office and local offices, opening hours, dates of any closures for public holidays etc – available in the Contact Us section

Organisational structure (our committees and meetings) – available in About SCRA.

Our customer commitment – see Our Customer Commitment (contained within Our Vision section).

Equality and diversity – available in the Equality and Diversity section.

Complaints policy and procedures – available in Complaints section.

Responses to Consultations and Parliamentary calls for evidence – available in Consultations and Evidence section

How to make Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests – available in Freedom of Information and Requesting Information.

Publication Scheme, guide to information and charging policy – see SCRA’s guide to information.

Constitution:

SCRA Framework Document

How SCRA is run:

Information on Board Members, Code of Conduct and Register of Interests – available in the section called ‘Our Board‘.

Details of Board Members remuneration – available in the Annual Report section.

Information on Senior Managers, salaries and responsibilities – available in the section called ‘Our Senior Management‘.

Scheme of Budgetary Delegation – see delegated authority document.

Corporate Planning:

Corporate Plan – SCRA’s most recent Corporate Plan 2014-17 is available here.

Business Plan – SCRA’s Business Plan 2016-17 can be viewed here.

Sustainability Report – see the Resources section.

External Relations:

Working in Partnership – available in Partnership Working section

Agreements with partner organisations:

Tripartite agreement

SCRA-CHS Hearings Management Guidance

Area Support Teams – SCRA Locality Operating Framework

Agreement with the Procurator Fiscal on jointly reported cases

Memorandum of Understanding – Electronic Exchanges with Partners


 2. How SCRA delivers its functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users. Below is the information we publish in this class and how to access it.

Functions:

SCRA’s functions – available in About SCRA

How to report a concern about a child – available in How to make a Referral section and Guidance on referral to the Reporter.

Services:

Partner e-newsletter – available in e-News.

Victim Information Service – available in Victim Information section

Online Statistical Service – available in Official Statistics section and Online Statistical Dashboard

Information for children – available in Children section

Information for young people – available in Young People section

Information for parents and carers – available in Information for Parents and Carers section

Information for professionals – available in Information for Professionals section

Information leaflets for children, young people, parents and carers – available in the Information Materials section.

Translated information leaflets for children, young people , parents and carers – available in translated information leaflets section.

Facts sheets – available in the Resources section.


 3. How SCRA takes decisions and what it has decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others. Below is the information we publish under this class and how to access it.

Decision making:

Reporter’s Decision Making Framework.

Practice Direction – available in Role of the Reporter section.

Details of Board meetings, agendas, minutes and papers – available in the Board Meeting Papers section.

Details of senior management meetings, agendas, minutes and papers – available in the Senior Management Meeting Papers section.

National Partnership Forum agendas, minutes and papers available in Committees section.

Internal and external audits – Audit Committee minutes, agendas and papers, subject to any relevant exemptions, are currently available in hard copy on request. Agendas from the May 2015 Audit Committee meeting onwards are available in the Committees section. Please note, this committee is now called Audit and Risk Committee.


 4. What SCRA spends and how it spends it

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent.) Below is the information we publish under this class and how to access it.

What we spend:

Annual Accounts – available in Annual Reports section.

Scheme of Budgetary Delegation

Financial Regulations

Public Services Reform Act Publication 2015-16

Property Strategy

Remuneration Committee – copies of minutes and papers of the Remuneration Committee meetings can be requested by contacting: inforequest@scra.gsi.gov.uk


 5. How SCRA manages its human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources in SCRA. Below is the information we publish in this class and how to access it.

Human Resources:

Recruitment and Selection Procedures

Flexible Working Policy

Flexible Working Strategy

Annual Holidays – see Annual Leave Policy.

Performance Appraisal Scheme – see Information on SCRA’s appraisal scheme.

Dignity at Work Policy and Procedures – see Dignity at Work Policy.

Disciplinary procedures and policies.

Staff Code of Conduct

Grievance procedure and policy

Training and Development Policy

Guidelines for Managers when inducting new staff – see Induction Guidelines for Managers.

Physical Resources:

Property Strategy

Environmental Strategy

Information Resources:

SCRA Policy on Records Management

SCRA Policy on Case Information

Records Management Plan

The Keeper of the Records of Scotland – SCRA Assessment Report

Information Governance Framework

Information Governance Leads – agendas, minutes, and papers are available in the Information Governance Leads section. Those from meetings before 2015 are available on request.

SCRA’s Official Statistics – available in Official Statistics section of Resources and the Online Statistical Dashboard.

Financial Resources:

Fraud Protection – see Fraud Protection Policy

Risk Management – see Risk Management Policy


 6. How SCRA procures goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers. Below is the information we publish under this class and how to access it:

Information about our Procurement Policy – Procurement Policy Statement and Procurement Policy and our Procurement Strategy.

SCRA advertises contracts above £50k on Public Contracts Scotland – visit the Public Contracts Scotland website and select ‘Contract Awards’ to access details. The full notice for each award provides the contact details of the suppliers who have been awarded the contract or framework agreement.

SCRA also uses many of the Scottish Government Category A and B contracts and frameworks – details can be found using this link.

The Scottish Government provides a step by step guide to the procurement process to help suppliers – this is known as the Supplier Journey.

SCRA standard terms and conditions of contract – available in Procurement.


 7. How SCRA is performing

Information about how SCRA performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services. Below is the information we publish under this class and how to access it:

Performance:

Annual Reports – available in the Annual Reports section

Organisational Performance Reports – available in the Facts and Figures section

Online Statistical Service – available in the Official Statistics section and the Online Statistical Dashboard.


8. Our commercial publications

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.

The information we publish under this class: SCRA holds no information under this class.

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