KH v Children's Reporter

Parent and child – Child protection – Grounds for referral to children's hearing. Sheriff Court: Refusing an appeal by a child's maternal grandmother, challenging the establishment of grounds for referral to a children's hearing, the court rejected contentions that the sheriff had failed to apply the correct test in relation to the particular ground found established, that his findings in fact were insufficient to entitle him to hold the ground for referral established, and that he had erred in the exercise of his discretion by allowing amendment to be made to the supporting facts once the evidence had been concluded and at the stage of closing submissions.

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