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OHOV come together – face to face!

OHOV come together – face to face!

Our Hearings, Our Voice came together face to face as a group for the first time since March 2020. Due to the pandemic, the board has been meeting virtually for the past 18 months. However, they were finally able to come together again on Saturday...

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Nice Weather for OHOV Ducks

Nice Weather for OHOV Ducks

Our Hearings, Our Voice is famous for our use of duck aliases to protect the young people’s identities, but the rain was so heavy we were nearly swimming with the ducks on Saturday.  We had our first mini board meeting in person for 16 months,...

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Our Hearings, Our Voice Evaluation Launched

Our Hearings, Our Voice Evaluation Launched

Now we have been up and running for two years, we are being evaluated. This is important so we know what we are doing well and what could be better. The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has asked the Scottish Children’s Reporter...

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Connecting with Decision Makers

Connecting with Decision Makers

Our Hearings, Our Voice has three main functions -  To identify and recommend improvements across the Hearings System. To scrutinise and support the work of partners across the Children’s Hearings System. To hold the Children’s Hearings System to...

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Celebrating Care Experienced History Month

Celebrating Care Experienced History Month

Our Hearings, Our Voice is proud to support the first ever Care Experienced History Month. Throughout April, we will be keeping our young board members informed of all the amazing work going on around the country to make things better for Care...

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New team at OHOV

New team at OHOV

There’s a new face at Our Hearings, Our Voice and a familiar face has returned. Gordon Main has taken over as Project Lead on a 12 month secondment from Celcis. While Sophie Henderson has returned as Project Assistant after being on maternity...

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OHOV welcomes UNCRC incorporation

OHOV welcomes UNCRC incorporation

Here at Our Hearings, Our Voice we are celebrating today after the Scottish Parliament has passed the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill! Today is a historic one for children and young people’s rights in Scotland. This means the UN Convention on...

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Our journey – two years on!

Our journey – two years on!

On Saturday 14 November, Board Members met virtually to mark two years since they first all got together at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.  Our virtual meeting allowed Board Members to celebrate the last two years and to remember the achievements since...

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Zine goes online

Zine goes online

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...

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Board meeting meets bake off!

Board meeting meets bake off!

Our Hearings, Our Voice held its second virtual Board Meeting on Saturday 3 October. Two special guests joined the online event to get a sneak preview of the OHOV Zine. The Board Members have created and co-designed an interactive Zine which will...

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Face to face Hearings – OHOV consultation response

Face to face Hearings – OHOV consultation response

With lockdown restrictions easing, Our Hearings, Our Voice was asked to take part in a consultation to prepare for the reintroduction of face to face Hearings. SCRA (the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration) asked OHOV to get involved to...

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First for OHOV – virtual Board meeting

First for OHOV – virtual Board meeting

Our Hearings, Our Voice held its first ever Board meeting online! The Home Stay Hangout took place on Saturday 13 June, with Board Members, OHOV Advisors and some Corporate Parents all taking part. It was a packed afternoon but the main focus was...

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Wellbeing packs delivered to Board Members

Wellbeing packs delivered to Board Members

Our Hearings, Our Voice teamed up with the Resilience Learning Partnership to provide wellbeing packs for young Board Members during lockdown. The Clackmannanshire-based social enterprise initiative prepared packs for all the Board Members and they...

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Recruitment on hold

Recruitment on hold

Our Hearings, Our Voice will have a new member of the team hopefully very soon! We had advertised a vacancy for a new Project Development Worker (see our news item from 16 March) however, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, recruitment is on...

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First Board Meeting of 2020!

First Board Meeting of 2020!

On Saturday the 14 of March, the Board Members came together in Glasgow for their first Board Meeting of 2020. This time we had our very first digital live link for one of the Board Members who wasn’t able to attend in person. The last time we were...

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OHOV responds to Care Review

OHOV responds to Care Review

Our Hearings, Our Voice would like to say a huge thank you to every child, young person and adult who took the time to share their experiences to create such a powerful and detailed review of care experiences in Scotland. We are looking forward to...

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Welcome to our website

Welcome to our website

We are thrilled to share with you our new website for Our Hearings, Our Voice!  It contains everything you need to know about OHOV – who we are, what we do and how to get in touch with us.  You can also find out about our projects and latest news....

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Scottish Parliament exhibition

Scottish Parliament exhibition

Our Hearings, Our Voice is hosting a thought provoking exhibition in the Scottish Parliament this week. The exhibition, 'What is a Children's Hearing?, is being held in the Member’s Lobby in the Parliament building and runs from 18 to 22 November....

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First ever consultation response submitted

First ever consultation response submitted

Today we are pleased to have submitted a consultation response on behalf of Our Hearings, Our Voice Board Members on ‘Incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law in Scotland.’ Our Hearings, Our Voice...

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Requests for projects

Requests for projects

Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) has issued a briefing sheet which explains the process for partners who would like to work with the young people.OHOV is an independent board for children and young people from across Scotland between the ages of...

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OHOV launches new logo

OHOV launches new logo

Our Hearings, Our Voice has recently launched its eye-catching logo.Young people from OHOV were excited to see the final version of their logo at their latest meeting last month.The young people had previously come up with ideas and designs for...

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First training event

First training event

The first training event for young board members from Our Hearings, Our Voice took place recently. The young board members came from across Scotland to the training event at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness on Saturday 23 March. They had...

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Recruiting now – Project Worker (Participation)

Recruiting now – Project Worker (Participation)

Do you want to empower children and young people to shape the future of the Children’s Hearings System?  If so, Our Hearings, Our Voice wants to hear from you. They are looking for a dynamic and passionate Project Worker (Participation) to join...

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Our Hearings, Our Voice gets going

Our Hearings, Our Voice gets going

Young people from across Scotland came together for the second time for Our Hearings, Our Voice’s latest event. ‘Our Hearings, Our Voice Gets Going Day’ was held on Saturday 9 February at the Studio in Glasgow city centre. It was a great venue for...

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Let’s Get Started event

Let’s Get Started event

Young people from across Scotland came together on Saturday for the Let’s Get Started event. This was the first event for young board members following the Our Hearings, Our Voice recruitment campaign. The event, which was held in The Lighthouse in...

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End of first OHOV recruitment drive

End of first OHOV recruitment drive

The campaign to recruit the first Board Members to Our Hearings, Our Voice, has just come to an end. The drive ran from 3 September to 1 October to recruit children and young people to join the young people’s board for the Hearings System. The...

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Recruiting now – Our Hearings, Our Voice

Recruiting now – Our Hearings, Our Voice

The drive to recruit the first group of Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) Board Members gets underway today, Monday 3 September. The aim is to recruit 12 Board Members for the new board for the Children’s Hearings System which will run until 1 October...

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Our Hearings, Our Voice latest progress

Our Hearings, Our Voice latest progress

As we are quickly moving towards the summer months, here is a short update of what’s being happening with developments at Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) … We are delighted to announce that we have appointed our new Development Assistant, Samantha...

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An update on the first 50 days

An update on the first 50 days

  Jacqui Dunbar, our new Development Worker for Our Hearings, Our Voice came into post on 29 January and thought it would be useful to give you an update on her first 50 days in post… Jacqui has spent the first few weeks meeting key staff and...

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