Children's Hearings Scotland (Ayrshire)

Children's hearings
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

Current opportunity

The role of a Panel Member is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people. They are there to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision taken – because every decision, no matter how big or small, has an impact. Panel Members are appointed for a three year period.