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Information for Journalists

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If you have a media inquiry, please contact Maryanne McIntyre, SCRA's Press & Communications Manager on 0300 200 1560 or via

(Please note this telephone number and email address are monitored during office hours only (Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30 hours). You can also contact 0300 200 1555 during office hours.)

SCRA has three media briefing sheets available to inform journalists about its work and the Children's Hearings System.

A Guide to the Children's Hearings System: contains information about SCRA's role and purpose, reasons for children being referred and Children's Panels.

Advice for Journalists: advises journalists on the type of information that SCRA can and cannot provide them with.

Contacting SCRA: provides all the relevant information for SCRA's media contacts.

If you are looking for statistics, then please refer to SCRA's Annual Report which reports progress against the Corporate Plan objectives for that year, as well as containing information about the number and type of referrals. SCRA's Annual Report is available from the home page of this website.

Children and young people's experiences of Hearings are also available on our website, within the Children's Hearings System section.

For any other enquiries, please contact

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