Bairns’ Hoose

Providing children and young people across Scotland
with access to trauma-informed recovery, support and justice

About Us

Find out more about Bairns’ Hoose and how we can help children and young people.

What is Bairns’ Hoose

Bairns’ Hoose is Scotland’s approach to the Icelandic ‘Barnahus’.

Establishing Bairns’ Hoose in Scotland

Bringing the international Barnahus model to Scotland.

Involving Children and Young People

Ensuring their views have an impact.


Key reports and publications, including The Bairns’ Hoose Standards.

Our Bairns’ Hoose Values:

We are child-centred, trauma-informed and respect the rights and wellbeing of the child at all times.

We provide consistent and holistic support, which enables children to have their voice heard, access specialist services and recover from their experiences

We aim to prevent children being retraumatised and to improve the experience of the justice process for children and families

We demonstrate connectedness and national leadership to uphold children’s rights to protection, support, participation and recovery

Our website

This is a website for professionals and people with an interest in the Barnahus model and the work underway to bring the model to Scotland. We hope that you find it informative and helpful, we look forward to keeping the website updated as we progress on the Bairns’ Hoose journey. 

Concerned about a child?

If you have a child protection concern please refer to:
Report child abuse – for advice. If you or a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.

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