If you receive a letter from the Scottish Children’s Reporter it is important you seek legal advice. The Hearing system is designed to be informal and a solicitor is not always required however in some cases the decision made by the Hearing can have important consequences for you and your family.
Child Protection Orders are emergency orders sought be the local social work department. If your social worker tells you they are going to apply to the court for a child protection order it is important you take urgent advice.
A child can be referred to the Children’s Reporter for many reasons, such as not attending school or getting into trouble with the police.