Source: (2005) Edinburgh: Scottish Executive. Downloaded 13 October 2005.

The following documents are part of a suite of documents that will act as a definitive guide to the principles and best practice for restorative justice services in the Children’s Hearings System. They are the product of work undertaken by a group comprising representatives from the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, practitioners from restorative justice services across Scotland, a restorative justice consultant and the Scottish Executive. The Group consulted with youth justice interests during the formulation of the documents. The documents produced so far by the group include: 1. Statement of Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Processes in the Children’s Hearings System 2. Criteria for Referrals to Restorative Justice Services within the Children’s Hearings System 3. Protocol for Referrals to Restorative Justice Services within the Children’s Hearings System (excerpt)


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