A tripartite analysis of the grounds of referral to children's hearings

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Abstract

Analyses the grounds of referral in the Scottish children's hearings system, looking at the categories of care and protection, conduct, and offence. Presents the findings of a qualitative study of Children's Reporter decision making, highlighting the significance of the child's age in influencing the category of ground.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-135
Number of pages20
JournalJuridical Review
Volume2019
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • age
  • children's hearings system
  • children's reporters
  • grounds for referral
  • Scotland

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