Brexit Assessments

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Dear Children’s Hearings Scotland,

This is a Freedom of Information request. I am interested in information from held by your organisation that relates to the process of planning and preparing for a possible future when the UK may not be a member of the European Union ("Brexit").

In particular:

1. How much has been spent on external consultants or support to advise on the implications and consequences of brexit, or recommend actions to mitigate any possible brexit impacts? If spend has occurred, please confirm the name of the supplier or suppliers and copies of any material produced by this process.

2. Please supply copies of any brexit planning documentation held by the organisation or consumed by senior management. This may include, but should not be limited to, Risk Assessments, Action Plans, Meeting minutes, Reports and presentations.

3. Please supply technical or advisory briefing documentation on brexit that has been produced by the organisation and supplied to other government agencies or bodies.

4. Please supply copies of any technical or advisory documentation that has been supplied to the agency from other public bodies that relates to Brexit contingency planning.

5. Please supply details of any assessment that has been made of the financial impact on the organisation, either positive or negative, of the brexit process. Has the organisation set-aside a contingency fund or invested as a direct consequence of the brexit process? If so, please provide summary details.

Please provide the requested information in electronic format. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Children's Hearings Scotland

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Dear Ally,

 

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Children’s Hearings
Scotland and preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union, which
was received on 22 September 2018.  This request has been processed under
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Please see our answer to your
questions below.

 

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is responsible for the recruitment,
training and retention of volunteer Panel Members. Panel Members make up
the Children’s Panel which is part of the wider Children’s Hearings
System.

 

Our organisation is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) that is fully
funded through a grant-in-aid from the Scottish Government.  CHS’ budget
is determined by the Scottish Government and sits within the remit of
their devolved powers. 

 

As an NDPB, our organisation is able to determine how this budget is spent
but it remains under the umbrella care of the Scottish Government. As
such, the development of mitigation plans would be undertaken by the
Scottish Government.  CHS has been asked to provide information to support
this work, in the form of a survey, which you can find attached.    

 

I hope that this provides you with sufficient information.  If you have
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Yours sincerely

Katie

    

 

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Children's Hearings Scotland
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Road, Edinburgh EH12 7TB
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Dear Children’s Hearings Scotland,

 

This is a Freedom of Information request. I am interested in information
from held by your organisation that relates to the process of planning and
preparing for a possible future when the UK may not be a member of the
European Union ("Brexit").

 

In particular:

 

1. How much has been spent on external consultants or support to advise on
the implications and consequences of brexit, or recommend actions to
mitigate any possible brexit impacts? If spend has occurred, please
confirm the name of the supplier or suppliers and copies of any material
produced by this process.

 

2. Please supply copies of any brexit planning documentation held by the
organisation or consumed by senior management. This may include, but
should not be limited to, Risk Assessments, Action Plans, Meeting minutes,
Reports and presentations. 

 

3. Please supply technical or advisory briefing documentation on brexit
that has been produced by the organisation and supplied to other
government agencies or bodies.

 

4. Please supply copies of any technical or advisory documentation that
has been supplied to the agency from other public bodies that relates to
Brexit contingency planning. 

 

5. Please supply details of any assessment that has been made of the
financial impact on the organisation, either positive or negative, of the
brexit process. Has the organisation set-aside a contingency fund or
invested as a direct consequence of the brexit process? If so, please
provide summary details.

 

Please provide the requested information in electronic format. I  look
forward to hearing from you in due course.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ally Tibbitt

 

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