From 7 November 2020 all forms of physical punishment or physical discipline of children is against the law in Scotland.
What happens when a young person is referred to the Children's Reporter.
Children have their own special rights on top of the ones everyone else gets.
If you need to go to court and you’re not sure what will happen, you can get support to help you feel ok about talking at court.
Legal tribunals that help young people with problems, such as they're not looked after properly or are in trouble with the police or their school.
How to complain if you aren't happy with the service being provided by Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) or its partners.
How to complain to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) if you’re unhappy with their service.
Find contact details and opening times for your local Children’s Reporter office.
What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.
Information about staying safe online, including: social media, apps, online fraud, cyber bullying, deleting your browser history and reporting online crime to the police.
What happens when a Children's Hearing is sent to court – includes people in the courtroom, witnesses and what the sheriff can decide.
Advice and help if you’re a child or young person affected by crime, or their parent or guardian.
How to report a crime committed by a person under the age of 16, and what support is available.
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