Who decides that a child comes to a hearing?
The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) are the central officers within the Children's Hearings system who decide whether a child should come to a hearing. Children may come before a hearing because they:
have offended, have been neglected or abused and may need care or protection
are out of the control of their parents
have been absent from school without reasonable excuse
have misused drugs or alcohol
are in moral danger