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Media enquiries

If you have a media enquiry, please contact Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) on 0131 244 3696 or via communications@chs.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that this telephone number and email address are monitored during office hours only (Monday-Thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 09:00-16:00).

CHS can answer enquiries about the work of CHS, the national Children’s Panel, Area Support Teams, the role of panel members and decisions of children’s hearings. Enquiries about referrals, children’s hearings centres and the work of Children’s Reporters should be directed to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA). Please visit SCRA's website for contact details.

Information for journalists

CHS has produced a briefing sheet about the work of CHS and the Children’s Hearings System and a media briefing sheet which details the type of information that CHS can and cannot provide journalists with. These briefing sheets can be viewed in the panel to the right.


If you are looking for statistics about children’s hearings, for example the number of referrals to SCRA, the number of children’s hearings held or statistics on the decisions of children’s hearings, please visit SCRA’s website. SCRA’s Online Statistical Dashboard provides interactive access to statistics by local authority area, measure and population.

Use of CHS logo

If you would like a copy of CHS' logo, or would like to use CHS' logo, please contact 0131 244 3696 or contact communications@chs.gsi.gov.uk. Guidance on the use of CHS’ logo is available in our Brand Guidelines.