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NCJ Number: 50061 Find in a Library
Title: CHILDREN'S HEARING SYSTEM - A REVIEW OF RESEARCH
Author(s): J H CURRAN
Corporate Author: Scottish Home and Health Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Scottish Home and Health Dept
Edinburgh, Scotland
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE CHILDREN'S HEARING SYSTEM, ESTABLISHED IN SCOTLAND IN 1971 AND LARGELY REPLACING THE COURT SYSTEM FOR DEALING WITH CHILDREN IN TROUBLE AND IN NEED OF CARE OR PROTECTION, IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF REFERRAL AGENCIES, REPORTERS, PANELS, DISPOSALS (PERSONS WHO MAKE DECISIONS AT HEARINGS), AND CHILDREN. REFERRAL AGENTS INCLUDE THE POLICE, SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENTS, SCHOOLS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT THERE IS LITTLE RESEARCH ON HOW THE REFERRAL PROCESS TAKES PLACE. REPORTERS ACT AS SIFTING AGENTS THROUGH THE USE OF VOLUNTARY SUPERVISION AND OTHER ACTIONS, THEY INFLUENCE REFERRAL AGENTS AND PANELS. THERE IS A NEED FOR INFORMATION ON RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PANELS, REPORTERS, AND ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE THE SYSTEM. SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENTS PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE SYSTEM AT VARIOUS STAGES. MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED ON THEIR ROLE IN VOLUNTARY AND COMPULSORY SUPERVISION AND ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES AND ON WHAT ACTIONS ARE TAKEN BY SOCIAL WORKERS BEFORE PREPARING BACKGROUND REPORTS ON CHILDREN. A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE CONTENT, STRUCTURE, AND FINDINGS OF INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH EFFORTS CONCERNING THE SYSTEM IS GIVEN. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Dispositions; Judicial decisions; Scotland; Youthful offenders
Note: SCOTTISH OFFICE SOCIAL RESEARCH STUDY
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