Locality Reporter Manager, Paisley, appellant

Parent and child – Children's hearing – Compulsory supervision order. Sheriff Appeal Court: Allowing an appeal against a sheriff's decision that a decision of the Children's Hearing to continue a compulsory supervision order ('CSO') in respect of a child was not justified because it contained the sole measure that 'the implementation authority will provide appropriate supervision and support to the child' and that that measure was incompetent as not falling within the definition of 'measure' in s 83(2) of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, the court concluded that the simply worded measure was properly read in the context both of the detailed reasons stated by the Hearing and the Child's Plan which formed the basis of the discussion before the Hearing; the general ambit of the measure was clear and the Hearing was justified in continuing the CSO with the single measure specified.

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