The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) is a national body focused on children and young people most at risk. SCRA was formed under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (‘the Act’) and became fully operational on 1st April 1996.

The Children’s Hearings System provides the operational setting in which SCRA and our partner agencies work. The aim is to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and 

young people, and deliver tailored solutions which meet the needs and rights of the individuals involved, while helping to build stronger families and safer communities.

Our main responsibilities as set out in the Act are: 

• To facilitate the work of Children’s Reporters;• To deploy and manage staff to carry out that work;• To provide suitable accommodation for Children’s Hearings.

Our Vision is that Children and Young People will be listened to, protected and supported to have a positive future where they are safe, valued and respected.

Our Mission is that we protect Scotland children and young people by making high quality decisions, upholding their rights and working collaboratively as compassionate, inclusive Corporate Parents to enable the most positive and personalised experience possible of the Children’s Hearing System.

Our values are as follows:-

Supportive – we work with kindness to support children and families, our partners and each other

Child centred – children and young people are at the heart of everything we do

Respective – everyone is respected and treated fairly, inclusively and lawfully

Accountable – we are responsible for our decisions, our ethics and our learning.

Michelle Miller Chair

Neil Hunter Chief Executive

Why the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

The Board are keen to engage with a Boardroom Apprentice to provide opportunities to those that might not necessarily see themselves working with a Board.  This is future investment across the public sector and increases the diversity of future applications to Boards.  This may also offer the possibility of succession planning within our own Board

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Board meetings are mostly held virtually. Remuneration Committee Meetings are held virtually.  Audit and Risk Committees are held in Glasgow, Board Developments days are held in Stirling

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board Meetings are held in January, March, June, September and December.  Audit and Risk Committees held quarterly and Board Development Days are held twice annually.

Date of Board Meetings (January 2024 – December 2024)


Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2024 – December 2024)