Coronavirus Children's Hearings during Coronavirus During the lockdown, all Children's Hearings centres are closed. Children’s Hearings are now being held virtually online. Only Hearings required for the urgent and immediate protection of a child/young person are taking place or where required to protect an expiring order. All non-essential Hearings have been rescheduled and will take place at the earliest date possible. You will find all the latest information on Hearings during coronvavirus on SCRA's website here. Children and young people have the right to have a trusted adult, an advocacy worker or lawyer attend virtual Hearings to provide support. Clan Childlaw can help - call 0808 129 0522, email [email protected], or reach us through Facebook messenger to speak to one of our lawyers. Here is the latest useful information about Hearings during lockdown: SCRA update on virtual Children’s Hearings, published Monday 4th May 2020 Q & As on virtual Children's Hearings Children's Hearings Scotland Coronavirus Practice Guide for Panel Members, published 28th April 2020 Update from Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Children's Hearings Scotland published this update on 20th April 2020 on Children's Hearings and how children and families can be part of virtual hearings. Changes to the law on Children's Hearings due to coronavirus: Clan Childlaw have published a summary of changes that have been made to the law on children’s hearings in response the coronavirus pandemic here. Read the Scottish Government Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 – Guidance on looked-after children and children’s hearings provisions here.