Guidance on selecting the correct category code where social work involved with a child


Friday, Jul 21, 2017

We continue to receive queries about the correct category code to use where there is social work involvement with a client and their child, especially where that child is accommodated outwith your client’s care on a voluntary basis in terms of S25 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

Selecting the incorrect category code can delay payment when your account is submitted.

To help you we have updated the civil and children’s handbook guidance on this when admitting clients to advice and assistance. A quick guide is available at the end of this guidance.

The category code to use is either the civil category code FAM or the children’s category code CHSA. The category code of CHC should not be used and we explain why in the handbook guidance.

For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Cuschieri, Solicitor, Children’s Legal Services E: cuschierili@slab.org.uk

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