The law says all children and young people who need to go to a children’s hearing should be able to get support and representation from a children’s advocacy worker. It doesn’t matter how old you are; if you would like an advocacy worker to help you, you can have one.
If you have to attend a children’s hearing, you should be told about professional, independent advocacy services.
- In your letter from the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration with all the information about when and where your children’s hearing is
- Your social worker should speak to you about what advocacy is and how an advocacy worker could support you
- At your children’s hearing, the panel members should also ask you if you have been told about advocacy