Your child may be referred to a children's hearing because of an allegation that he or she has committed a criminal offence or due to concerns raised by the social work department about their wellbeing.
If this happens it is important to obtain legal advice at the earliest stage possible. We recommend that you contact us as soon as the social work department make contact with you. This will allow us meet with you to take your instructions as soon as possible and to start preparing your case at the earliest opportunity.
The social work department and Children’s Hearing system can make decisions that have a huge impact upon your family. We can provide you with advice and help you to challenge decisions which you do not agree with. We will attend Children’s Hearings and social work meetings with you to strongly represent your interests.
It is also important that children have the right to have their say and we often represent teenagers and young people in these cases.