Our Plans

In spring 2020, we launched our Corporate Plan 2020-2023 – a plan that will take the organisation through the next three years. The three year strategy will be driven by our strategic aims: Care, Connect and Protect.

Full report Corporate Plan 2020-2023
Summary version Corporate Plan 2020-2023

Ambitious strategy

The Corporate Plan is an ambitious strategy which will transform the operation of the Children’s Hearings System, both how it is experienced by children, young people and their families, as well as how we interface with our partner agencies in our collective ambition as Corporate Parents.

A bespoke Hearings facility, where the needs and preferences of each children or young person are identified and accommodated before, during and after the Hearing.

Enabling Digital attendance at Hearings, offering children and young people more options for their attendance and providing a valuable facility for vulnerable witnesses.

A multi-faceted participation model, offering a range of mechanisms to enable fuller and more effective participation by children and young people, before, during and after their Hearing.

The work of Better Hearings being mainstreamed by all partners into their everyday practice

A trauma sensitive service visible in our workforce, our practice, our engagement with others and in our organisational outlook.

Strategic Aims

We are passionate that by 2023, we will achieve our strategic aims by developing our services and people to ensure we meet the changing needs and expectations of the Hearings System, research, and the needs of children and families. This means we will review our Corporate Plan and aligning strategies on an annual basis to take into account legislative and policy changes.

Our three Strategic Aims for 2020-2023 are to CareConnect and Protect. 

Corporate Parenting Plan

In May 2020, we published our Corporate Parenting Plan 2020-2023. The plan is aimed at children and young people and outlines our Corporate Parenting activities for the next three years.

This plan has been developed around SCRA’s three aims; Care, Connect and Protect.

  • Care: Delivering a service that feels right for each child, young person and family that experiences it.
  • Connect: Working together to receive the right referrals, for the right children, at the right time.
  • Protect: Making high quality and timely decisions on referrals, using the right information that’s relevant, clear and secure.

To keep up to date with all our Corporate Parenting work, please visit our – My Corporate Parents website.

Corporate Parenting Plan 2020-2023

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