Information for Professionals
The Children’s Hearings System is the legal system for children and young people in Scotland who are either at risk or who have been caught offending.
Children and their family or carers become involved in the Children’s Hearings System if the child is getting into trouble with the police, there are concerns that they are being abused, they are taking drugs or alcohol, or they are not attending school.
The Children’s Hearings System makes decisions on what to do to help children, to protect them and to address their behaviour.
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