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Creating connections with CHS

Creating connections with CHS

Our board of young people at Our Hearings, Our Voice are committed to driving improvements in the Children’s Hearings System and one of the ways in which we approach this is by influencing key...

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Our Hearings, Our Voice spring update

Our Hearings, Our Voice spring update

OHOV have had a busy start to 2024, getting involved in a range of interesting and important improvement projects. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to in the...

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Language animation under development

Language animation under development

The Language Leaders are a group of young people with lived experience of the Children’s Hearings System, along with professionals with lived and learned experience from CHS, SCRA, social work,...

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Catching up with Thomas Carlton

Catching up with Thomas Carlton

OHOV Board Members Achilles and Ciara were recently at a Keeping The Promise event at Glasgow Clyde College delivering a workshop on changing the language of care and children’s Hearings. Before...

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Q&A with Who Cares? Scotland

Q&A with Who Cares? Scotland

Our Hearings, Our Voice Board Member, Andrew James talks exclusively to Louise Hunter, Chief Executive of Who Cares? Scotland (WC?S).  Andrew is a member of OHOV and WC?S and chose to interview...

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Edition 3 – VOICE magazine has arrived!!!

Edition 3 – VOICE magazine has arrived!!!

It’s finally here – the third issue of the Our Hearings, Our Voice magazine for children and young people. Hundreds of copies of VOICE magazine have been distributed to Hearing centres across the...

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Taking Control of My Hearing

Taking Control of My Hearing

Two OHOV Board Members are helping children and young people take control of their Hearing. Achilles and Ciara came up with the idea of a scrapbook which will help children and young people through...

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OHOV joins the Love Rally

OHOV joins the Love Rally

Our Hearings, Our Voice was proud to take part in the Love Rally yesterday. Board Members and the OHOV team marched from Glasgow Green to George Square to show their support to Who Cares? Scotland’s...

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What I Need

What I Need

To mark Care Experienced Week, Our Hearings, Our Voice Board Member Achilles (Dame Marsha Ducky) has written a beautiful poem called What I Need which they would love to share with other young...

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OHOV Autumn update

OHOV Autumn update

Here’s a quick summary of just a few of the exciting projects the Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) gang have been involved in lately… Solicitors guide Board Members Ben and Ange have been working with...

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Leading The Way!

Leading The Way!

Our Hearings, Our Voice Board Members helped launch the Language Leaders principles yesterday. OHOV Board Members have played a key role in this exciting piece of work which aims to make sure that...

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Our Hearings, Our Voice summer round up

Our Hearings, Our Voice summer round up

It's been a busy few months here at OHOV. Here’s a quick summary of just a few of the exciting project the gang have been involved in lately… Guide for solicitorsBoard Members Ben and Ange have been...

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OHOV on display!

OHOV on display!

The Children’s Hearings Centre in Glasgow has had two creative new additions!  Board members Ciara and Achilles from Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) created two window displays based around work...

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Three boards come together

Three boards come together

Young Board Members from Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) met with Board Members from Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) on Saturday.  They spent...

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OHOV attends Hearings for Children launch

OHOV attends Hearings for Children launch

Young people from Our Hearings, Our Voice enjoyed taking centre stage at yesterday’s launch of the Hearings System Working Group’s ‘Hearings for Children: the Redesign Report’.  The report contains...

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Meeting the Falkirk Champs

Meeting the Falkirk Champs

Our Hearings, Our Voice took part in an event for Hearings-experienced young people in Falkirk recently. The free event at the Dawson Community Centre on Friday 28 April was open to children and...

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VOICE magazine – issue 2 published

VOICE magazine – issue 2 published

It is here!!! Our second edition of VOICE magazine has arrived at a Hearings centre near you! This latest edition is packed full of helpful information, as well as lots of fun stuff including a...

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Leading the way

Leading the way

If you are a regular visitor to the OHOV website, you will know we are working on an exciting project to radically improve language in the Children’s Hearings System. Previously called the Word...

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Keeping The Promise podcast

Keeping The Promise podcast

Board Members from Our Hearings, Our Voice star in a new podcast produced by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration. The young people talk about why Keeping The Promise is important to...

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Our Christmas card competition winner

Our Christmas card competition winner

We’re delighted to announce the winner of our VOICE magazine Christmas card competition! Kaitlyn (aged 9) sent in this beautiful reindeer design which was voted the winner by the young people on the...

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Who you gonna call? Word Busters

Who you gonna call? Word Busters

For some time now, young people involved in children’s hearings, including those from Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) and the Voice Inclusion Project (VIP) have been unhappy about the language they...

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CHS Co-Production Event

CHS Co-Production Event

At the end of November three of our board members and a young person from the Voice Inclusion Project (VIP) lent their time and talents to a co-production event facilitated by Children’s Hearings...

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Peer Mentoring at OHOV

Peer Mentoring at OHOV

Joining an established group such as OHOV can be a daunting experience for any young person. Navigating the group norms, dynamics, and unique way of working can take time, and until a new member has...

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OHOV Christmas card competition

OHOV Christmas card competition

Do you fancy getting creative? Then why not enter our Christmas card competition? This is our very first Our Hearings, Our Voice Christmas card competition!  Who can enter? The competition is open...

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Launch of VOICE Magazine

Launch of VOICE Magazine

We’re delighted to introduce ‘VOICE’ our new magazine written for young people, by young people. In our first issue you can read our top tips for attending a Children’s Hearing, as well as some of...

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OHOV welcomes new member of the team

OHOV welcomes new member of the team

We were excited to welcome a new member of the team last month. Amy Miskimmin-Logan is our new Participation Development Worker.  It is Amy’s third week and she has been getting to know board...

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Latest Board Meeting

Latest Board Meeting

Our 18th and latest board meeting was jam packed with lots of activities and another visit from Sheriff David Mackie. The sun was shining for our event in Glasgow on Saturday 26 March. It was a...

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New Faces at Our Hearings, Our Voice

New Faces at Our Hearings, Our Voice

What an exciting week this is! For three years now, Our Hearings, Our Voice has been supercharged by the commitment, lived experience, altruism and brain power of the same hearings-experienced board...

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