Take control: make your voice count

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has commissioned Who Cares? Scotland to look into privacy and confidentiality in the Children’s Hearings System. Our research aims to:

  • Understand how privacy and confidentiality impacts on the participation of children and young people and their parents and carers in Children’s Panels
  • Explore the relationship between advocacy support and privacy and confidentiality in Children’s Panels
  • Find out how to improve communication with children and young people

Why are we doing this research?

Our Care Experienced members tell us that privacy and confidentiality are crucial to building trusting and authentic relationships. They also tell us that they feel anxious about what happens to their information and who has access to it.

That’s why we’re supporting SCRA with this research. We want to ensure that all young people, parents and carers have confidence and trust in the Children’s Hearings System as it can make life-changing decisions on their behalf.

That’s why we’re asking you to speak out, be heard and change the future.

Who should take part in this research?

If you have attended a Children’s Panel as a child, young person, parent or carer, we would love to hear from you.

How can I take part?

You can share your views by completing an anonymous survey (which can take as little as three minutes); talking to us individually; or taking part in some group workshops that we’re holding in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. Check out this webpage to get involved.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.