Please note The Learning Exchange is no longer under development, this resource may be out of date. This page is provided for archival purposes only.

Getting it right for every child: children and young people's experiences of advocacy support and participation in the Children's Hearings System

This research project was commissioned by the Scottish Executive to find out how advocacy for children in the Children’s Hearings System compares with arrangements in other UK systems of child welfare and youth justice and those internationally, and what children and young people and the professionals who work with them think about advocacy arrangements in the Children’s Hearings System and how these can be improved.

For the purpose of this research a broad definition of advocacy was developed by the research partners, that reflects the complexity of options that could help children and young people understand, communicate and participate effectively according to their age and understanding in Hearings processes and in important decisions which affect their lives.

Scottish Executive