This campaign is now closed - however you can register your interest at the link below and go on a waiting list for the next campaign.
Become a volunteer Children’s Panel Member. The qualities you use every day are exactly what Scotland’s infants, children and young people look for in a Panel Member. Children’s Hearings Scotland is looking for people who care about making a difference in the lives of children attending hearings in Scotland. A Panel Member’s role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people, and to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision taken. There’s no one type of person or background that makes the ideal Children’s Panel Member. What you do need are certain qualities, such as being a good listener, caring, compassionate, and reliable. You will receive extensive training so that you are fully capable, and comfortable, making decisions at a hearing in the best interest of a child or young person. Children’s Hearings Scotland is dedicated to recruiting a Children’s Panel that represents Scotland’s communities, and so to ensure a balanced panel they are looking for more applicants 18 – 30 years old, as well as more male Panel Members. If you are passionate about driving positive change in your local community, then this is a volunteering role for you!
For access to full details of the role and to apply online please visit Volunteering with us (chscotland.gov.uk). To make local enquiries please email [email protected]
no upper age limit has been specified
Previously this has been a full day every other Saturday for several weeks and you will be invited to ongoing training throughout the year. This will be confirmed once applications re-open.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - We pay mileage rates, financial loss allowance where appropriate and childcare costs, usually on a monthly basis.
No special qualifications - only an interest in helping and an ability to listen to children.
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