Children's Hearings

Last updated: 5 July 2017

A Children's Hearing is a meeting to decide 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 be asked to go to a Children's Hearing so you can talk about your problem (or the person you look after's problem) and get help to sort it out.

Going to a Children's Hearing

Help and support

If a case goes to court

Legal help