Children's Hearings

Last updated: 9 October 2017

A Children's Hearing is a legal tribunal that decides what's best for a child or young person who has a problem, such as:

  • they're not being looked after properly
  • they've been in trouble with the police or at school
You might need to go to a Children's Hearing so you can talk about your problem (or the person you look after's problem). A Children's Hearing can make the legal steps needed to help you.

Going to a Children's Hearing

Help and support

If a case goes to court

Legal help