Being a Witness


Sometimes people have to go to court as part of Children’s Hearings proceedings. More information about going to court is available here.

If you are a young person going to court to give evidence, click here.

If you are a member of the public asked to give evidence, you can get more information here.

If you are a professional witness, please click here.

We also have a Going to Court leaflet and an easy read going to court guide.


Need more information?

Watch our ‘Going to Court’ video which is a short film aimed at children/young people and their parents/carers going to court as part of Children’s Hearings proceedings.

For more information, please visit the mygov.scot website. There is information about Children’s Hearings court proceedings and ‘Being a Witness’ booklets for children and young people, and parents and carers, in various languages.

If you have received a citation to be a witness in court and would like more information, or have any questions, please contact the Reporter whose name will be on the citation letter.

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