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Children's Panel

Aberdeen City Children's Panel

Since 1971, Scotland's system of justice for young people has been unique from that operating in the rest of the United Kingdom.

The establishment of the Scottish Children's Hearings System stemmed from the work of Lord Kilbrandon. In advising the Government of the day about how to deal with young people in trouble, he recognised that whether they had offended or had been offended against, it was essential that in taking decisions about their future, the best interests of the child or young person must be paramount. Except in exceptional cases involving substantial risks to public safety, that principle remains the foundation of the Children's Hearing System.

You can find out more about the Children's Panel and how you can get involved, by selecting the Children’s Panel link below. 

Children's Hearings

If you have been invited to attend a hearing, would like to request a hearing or would like to refer a child to the Children's Hearings System, please contact the Aberdeen SCRA office on 0131 244 8720 or email CityofAberdeenMailbox@scra.gsi.gov.uk

Applying for the Children's Panel

For further information about the Children's Panel and the application process, please click on the following link: Application Process

Complaints

If you would like to make a complaint about the Children's Panel, please visit the website www.chscotland.gov.uk/contact-us/complaints

 

Contacts

  • Cheryll Nevill
    Children's Panel
    Legal and Democratic Services,
    Town House,
    Broad Street,
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AQ
    Phone: 01224 522113
    Email: cnevill@aberdeencity.gov.uk

  • Mark Masson
    Children's Panel
    Legal and Democratic Services,
    Town House,
    Broad Street,
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AQ
    Phone: 01224 522989
    Email: mmasson@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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