The Scottish Children's Reporters Administration (SCRA)
Sometimes referred to as the 'Children's Hearing System' or the 'Children's Panel'. This was established in 1971, provided Scotland with a unique system for the care and protection of children and young people and has since been modernised by further legislation. There are now two public bodies, Children's Hearing Scotland (CHS) and Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA). Individual care records are held by SCRA up until a child’s 18th birthday (social work reports, statutory documents etc) and copies of most of these same documents should also be available in your case file at the relevant local authority that made arrangements for your care. Please note - given the criteria for an Advance Payment is that applicants will have experienced abuse in care before 2004 it is more likely that your records will be available at the relevant local authority and you are advised to contact them in the first instance.
Write: SCRA, Ochil House, Springkerse Business Park, Stirling, FK7 7XE
Phone: 0131 244 8600