Decision making in cases of child accused

Agreement between COPFS and the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration regarding decision making in cases of children jointly reported by the Police to COPFS and the SCRA.


The agreement relates to young people who offend and are in both the children’s and the adult’s systems or are transferring between the two systems. It provides a framework to allow COPFS and SCRA to make consistent decisions and exchange information appropriately.

This agreement also provides guidance to police officers about the joint reporting of children who have committed offences.

Revised September 2023.