Children's Hearing Information for Children and Young People
What is the Children's Hearings System?
Children and young people may be referred to the Children's Hearings system who are thought to be at risk in some way, for instance, if they have been
- neglected or abused
- out of the control of their parents
- absent from school without a good reason
- committing crimes
Anyone who feels a child needs help can make a referral. Most referrals come from the police or a social worker but they also come from other sources, including schools and members of the public.
The child's case is first looked at by an expert called a children's reporter. If the reporter thinks the child needs some extra help or care, the case will be passed to a children's hearing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The websites below have frequently asked questions about Children's Hearings specifically for children and young people.
- Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)
- Scottish Government
Where are Children's Hearings held in Clackmannanshire?
- Children's Panel, Marshill House, Marshill, Alloa, FK10 1AB
Places to get in touch with for advice and help
Your local children's reporter is the person who organises the meeting and who would help with any questions you may have about your hearing.
For someone to speak to about things that might be worrying you:
- Reporter whose details will be on the letter you have received about the Hearing, your social worker or your teacher.
- If you just want to have a chat with someone, try talking to your parents or carers or other young people who are in a similar situation to you.
- Tel: 0800 1111
- Freepost 1111, GLASGOW, G1 4BR
- Social Worker
- Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tel: 01259 225000
- Out of office hours, Tel: 01786 470500
- The Scottish Child Law Centre
- Provides free legal advice for under 18s
- 0800 328 8970
- Police Family Unit
- Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tel: 01324 678884
- Out of office hours, Tel: 01786 456000
- See our Children's Rights Service page for links to useful information
You can refer to the pages below for related information: