Speech bubble stickie notes to encourage a greater say in Hearings
SCRA is trialling the use of speech bubble shaped stickie notes to encourage more children and young people to fill in their All About Me forms before their Hearing.
The bright green stickie notes with the words ‘Remember to fill in your All About Me form’ printed inside the speech bubble, are attached to the front of Hearing notification letters. The All About Me form and the letter with the stickie note, are then sent out together.
It is hoped that the stickie note will grab the attention of children and young people and motivate them to and fill out their form and make their views known.
Completed All About Me forms can be brought along to the Hearing. Alternatively, they can be posted to us, or filled in online – for children under 12 years click here, and for over 12 years click here.
If a child or young person hasn’t filled an All About Me form out before their Hearing, they can ask for one when they arrive for their Hearing and it will be passed to the panel – it’s never too late to have your say.
Central LRM Neil McKinlay said: ”The pilot is due to run for three months from January to March 2018, and the figures will be evaluated at the end of the trial period to see if return rates have increased.”
The trial is taking place in Tayside, Fife, Stirling, and Clackmannanshire and will last for three months. At the end of the trial period the results will be evaluated and considered by SCRA’s Participation Group.