New and updated information leaflets published by SCRA

Date: 14th April 2017
Category: General measures of implementation
Author: SCRA

The 'Getting papers for a Children's Hearing for the first time' leaflet explains to young people who have turned 12 years old, that because of their age, by law, whenever a future hearing is scheduled for them, they will receive their own set of Panel papers.

Panel papers contain detailed personal information and the leaflet explains that while it is the young person's right to receive the information, they can and should ask for help if they find the content upsetting.

The leaflet which has sections aimed specifically at young people, parents and carers and professionals, will be tested in the South East Locality from April onwards.

SCRA's 'Secure Accommodation leaflet' has undergone a slight revision to help make the issue of 'secure accommodation' as clear and easy to understand as possible. The leaflet explains what secure accommodation means, why a Children's Hearing might decide that a safe, secure environment is necessary for a young person, and where further advice and help on the matter can be found.

The 'Children's Hearings - Your Rights' flyer has been also been revisited, and is now as well-defined and rights specific as possible, supporting young people to know their rights and enhance their understanding.

SCRA's Participation Officer, Jennifer Orren, said: "We are keen to ensure that all our information materials are as up to date as possible and that they are child and young person friendly."

Both these leaflets have retained their original design and so are still easily recognisable.

If you would like copies of any of SCRA's leaflets, please email