Children's Panel Volunteers

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Volunteer with Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) and make a difference in your community!

Children’s Hearings Scotland are recruiting for volunteers in Aberdeen and across Scotland to help support Scotland’s most vulnerable infants, children and young people. We are looking for a diverse range of enthusiastic people aged 18 and over who can show empathy, compassion, trust and who have great listening skills.

Children’s Panel Members are volunteers from local communities who take part in children's hearings. Their role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people. They are there to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision made – because every decision, no matter how big or small, has an impact on the life of the child or young person in the hearing.

We offer a great training and development programme and have a very supportive and experienced team who will help you along your journey in becoming a panel member.

All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more information and to apply please visit: /

Local information for Aberdeen City is also available at:
*(closing date for applications is 6th October 2022).

Organisation aims and objectives

Children's Panel members are ordinary people like you who have chosen to do something extraordinary. Children's Panel members make decisions about the welfare of vulnerable children and young people and what needs to be done to support and protect children and young people.


Experience required: Anyone can apply to be a panel member so long as they live or work in Aberdeen. Our 4 core principles are – Trust, Empathy, Compassion, Listening.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Panel Members submit an online claim form and are paid once a month. Panel Members are entitled to claim back any costs incurred while attending children’s hearings including mileage, parking, childcare, loss of earnings.
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all Children’s Panel Members including pre-service training, ongoing training/support and Panel Members are allocated a ‘’buddy’ when they join, this is their go to person throughout training and when they start sitting on hearings.
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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