Children and young people in Scotland have the chance to have their views heard on a new approach giving those who have experienced abuse a say in the support they receive. The draft standards for Bairns’ Hoose, published today by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, outline a new concept in Scotland supporting a child-centred response to health and justice for victims and witnesses of serious crime and abuse. The standards also apply to those under the age of criminal responsibility whose behaviour may have caused harm to others.

You can find out more about the Bairns' Hoose standards here.