Children's Hearings Scotland (Ayrshire)

Children's hearings
Who decides that a child comes to a hearing?
The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) are the central officers within the Children's Hearings system who decide whether a child should come to a hearing. Children may come before a hearing because they:

have offended, have been neglected or abused and may need care or protection
are out of the control of their parents
have been absent from school without reasonable excuse
have misused drugs or alcohol
are in moral danger

Current opportunity

Become a volunteer Children’s Panel Member - opportunities available all over Scotland, apply via the website 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 is important is the qualities you can bring to the role 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. If you are passionate about driving positive change in your local community, then this is a volunteering role for you! This years campaign opens on Wednesday 12th January 2022 the closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th February 2022. To apply click on I WANT TO VOLUNTEER below and it will take you to the Children's Hearings Scotland website :