Resources for Partners

This section contains useful documents and guidance for our partners. It includes information on how to make a referral to the Reporter and how to support children and young people attending Hearings.


Attendance At A Children’s Hearing: Attendance Options & Exclusion PDF 0.23MB Download
Guidance on Referral to the Reporter PDF 1.11MB Download
Hearings Management Practice Guidance PDF 0.32MB Download

Information guides

Guide for newly appointed advocacy workers PDF 1.94MB Download
Guide for Expert skilled witnesses PDF 0.21MB Download
Guide for newly appointed social workers PDF 1.64MB Download
Guide for newly appointed teachers PDF 1.63MB Download


Decision making in cases of children jointly reported to the Procurator Fiscal and Children’s Reporter PDF 0.63MB Download
An Operational Framework and agreements between Social Work, Children’s Hearings and the Reporter PDF 2.27MB Download
AST – SCRA Locality Operating Framework PDF 0.61MB Download
Protocol for the Arrangement of Children’s Hearings for Children Resident in Secure Accommodation PDF 0.17MB Download


Progress on Better Hearings PDF 2.07MB Download
The next steps towards Better Hearings PDF 2.03MB Download
Pilot Hearing Room Evaluation Report PDF 0.66MB Download
CHIP Vision and Values PDF 0.39MB Download
Helping Me Make Choices PDF 0.63MB Download