The Scottish Government are however keen to encourage more non-lawyers to become Child Welfare Reporters. We think a diversity of experience in the role of Child Welfare Reporter would be beneficial to the process. We have committed to undertaking a public consultation on the training and skills required to be a Child Welfare Reporter.Hannah Frodsham
Family Law, Scottish Government Directorate for Justice
This quote is taken from the letter below, sent to a member of the public who urged the Scottish Government to support Liam McArthur’s amendment 40 (requiring all Child Welfare Reporters to be social workers registered with the Scottish Social Services Council) to the Children (Scotland) Bill.
The letter is provided here to enable comparison with the letter from Social Work Scotland and the stage 3 debate on the Bill: