Protecting Information


SCRA processes the personal data of children, young people and families involved in the Children’s Hearings System, as well as the personal data of witnesses, associates, victims of youth offending, panel members and other professionals working within the Children’s Hearings System. As an employer, SCRA also processes the personal data of its staff and Board members, including secondments, contractors and temporary employees.

Details of the types of personal data processed by SCRA can be found in SCRA’s Record of Processing Activities.

SCRA is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and our duty of confidentiality to them. This means that we must comply with laws protecting individual’s rights and privacy.

SCRA is a Data Controller, as defined in data protection law. SCRA’s head office is at Ochil House, Springkerse Business Park, Stirling, FK7 7XE and it has various office locations throughout Scotland. Please see our Contact Us section for further details.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Inforequest@scra.gsi.gov.uk or on 0131 244 9157.

SCRA is committed to ensuring all personal information is processed in accordance with data protection law. Please see our Data Protection Policy for further information.

If you would like to find out more information about what we do with personal information, please see our privacy notices.


Publishing information online

Legislation governs the identification of children and young people involved in the Children’s Hearings System and it prohibits information from being published online. This includes any information about a child or young person’s Hearing such as a letter or report.

Under section 182 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, it is a criminal offence to publish any information either intended or likely to identify any child or young person concerned or connected with a case, the proceedings or any appeal. It is also a criminal offence to identify a child or young person’s address or school.

The legislation not only protects the referred child or young person, but any other child or young person who becomes involved in the case, such as a sibling or a child witness.

To publish includes social media such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.

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