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In Clara Glynn's drama a Children's Hearing has to decide if Nicole (13) and Scott (4) should be taken into care or be allowed to return to live with their mother. But is she fit to look after them now?

Michelle has been in drug rehab for the last few months, Dad has disappeared and the kids have been under a supervision order. But now Michelle is coming out of rehab, clean and determined to make a fresh start. The three members of the Children's Hearing panel have to decide what is best for the children.

As the panel hear reports from experts and from the family their pereception of what should happen to the children is constantly challenged. Would you know what is best for the children?

Scotland's Children's Hearing system initiated by The Social Work Act 1968 and the Children(Scotland) Act 1995, led to radical changes in how children and young people in trouble or at risk are dealt with. In this fictional drama the panel - all trained volunteers - are faced with difficult choices.

CAST:

Edward (chairman).....................................IAIN AGNEW
Fiona Henson.........................CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
Mary Branwich..........................................KIM GERARD
Nicole............................................NATASHA WATSON
Michele.....................................................LISA NICOLL
Gran.....................................................ANNE DOWNIE
Charlie Fleming.................................COLIN MCCREDIE
Mr. McEwan............................................JOHN KIELTY

Producer/director...................David Ian Neville.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Mar 2011 14:15

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