When offence grounds are established in relation to a young person there can be long-term implications in terms of disclosure and what information may be available to employers or further education establishments in the future. It is important that anyone supporting a young person who has offence grounds has an understanding of this.

This session will give an over view of the process that takes place when a young person is charged with an offence. It will cover what to look out for when a young person you are working with is faced with offence grounds. The session will also give an overview of the legal position in terms of the longer term impact that offence grounds can have for children.

Who this training is for: 

This workshop will be of interest to advocacy workers, social workers and anybody supporting young people in the children’s hearing system.

It won’t require any prior knowledge of disclosure specifically but general knowledge of the hearing system will be helpful.

Timetable for the session: 

10.00 - 10.15 - Welcome and Introduction

10.15 – 10:50 Overview of the legal position

10.50 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 11:45 Case Studies

11.45 – 12.00 Break

12:00 – 12:20 Reflections on case studies and legal position

12:20 – 13:00 Q&A

About the trainers:

Lucy Frazer

Lucy is a managing solicitor with Clan Childlaw. She has represented many young people who have been affected by the current scheme. It is an incredibly complex area of the law so can be confusing and worrying for young people. Lucy feels strongly that it should be clear to young people exactly what the implications of offence grounds are in order that they can make informed decisions.

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca is a managing solicitor with Clan Childlaw. She has recently delivered training on routes into secure care, which often goes hand in hand with offence grounds and disclosure implications. Rebecca has represented young people affected by both secure care and offence grounds and is passionate about ensuring those working with young people have a full understanding of the law in order that they can best support them.


This training will take place at Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY. 

Get in touch 

If you have any questions about this training, please get in touch on [email protected]

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