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Our funding and expenditure

As a public body, Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) is allocated revenue grant in aid by the Scottish Government each year, to carry out its activities as directed in the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.

CHS’ Corporate Plan 2015-18 indicates in high level terms, how CHS plans to spend its grant in aid over the three year period. The detail of how CHS plans to deploy its financial and human resources is given each year in its Business Plan. CHS then reports on how it has spent its grant in aid through the publication of its Annual Accounts each autumn.


In the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18, CHS has been allocated revenue grant in aid of £3.70m.


CHS publishes its Annual Report and Accounts in October each year, which reports on how CHS resources have been allocated. You can see the latest Annual Report and Accounts in 'Our Publications.'

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Sections 31 and 32 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 impose duties on the Scottish Government and listed public bodies to publish information on the following types of expenditure as soon as reasonably practicable after each year end:

  • public relations
  • overseas travel
  • hospitality and entertainment
  • external consultancy
  • individual payments greater than £25,000

CHS will publish this information as part of its Publication Scheme.


As a public body, CHS must comply with public sector procurement obligations. Please visit the ‘Procurement’ section for more information.