Raising the age of referral: consultation - easy read version

Easy read version of the consultation seeking views on raising the age a young person can be referred to a children’s hearing.

Giving your consultation answers

Please give us your anwers to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/age-of-referral-to-the-principal-reporter
Please give your answers before the closing date of 7 October 2020.

If you are unable to give us your answers online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see "What we do with your answers" below) and send it to:


What we do with your answers

If you ask for your answers to be kept private, we will not publish them. The Scottish Government follows the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and that includes any requests we get for information about this consultation.

To find out how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy policy: https://gov.scot/privacy/

What happens next?

If you have given permission for your answers to be made public, and we have checked that they contain nothing inappropriate, your answers will be published at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk

If you use Citizen Space to give your answers you will get a copy of them sent to you by email.

Following the closing date, all answers will be looked at along with any other information we have.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation has been done, please send them to:



Email: CareandJusticeConsultation@gov.scot

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