Our Hearings, Our Voice new Zine is now available online!

Printed copies of the Zine have already been sent to key people involved in the Children’s Hearings System, including all Panel Members, Children’s Reporters and Safeguarders and CHIP Partners. Now to mark Care Experienced Week, a digital version is available for everyone to access below.

The Zine was co-designed by the OHOV Zine Team in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University student Eli Sinclair-McNally, with tech support from Matt Kranicz. It includes animations, verbatim testimonies, poetry and music created and performed by the young people from OHOV, and brought to life using actors’ voices and augmented reality.

It also includes 40 Calls to Action for change and improvements within the Children’s Hearings System.

If you want to find out more about the Zine came together you can read our blog.

Feedback has been extremely positive. Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter from SCRA described it as “breath taking” while Elliot Jackson, National Convener of CHS said it was a “phenomenal piece of work.”

Jacqui Dunbar, OHOV Project Lead said: “We have received a fantastic response to the Zine. We are collating every single response and will make sure the Board Members get to see all the feedback and comments.

“We now look forward to hearing what improvements will be made to implement our 40 Calls to Action.”

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