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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: https://chscotland.gov.uk/ / https://www.chscotland.gov.uk/volunteering-with-us/panel-members/
Local information for Aberdeen City is also available at: https://www.chscotland.gov.uk/volunteering-with-us/panel-members/aberdeen-city/
*(closing date for applications is 6th October 2022).
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Putting yourself forward to assist any organisation / group or association is to the benefit and promotion of their objectives and what they stand for within the communities they operate.
Police Scotland Special Constables contribute a competent and professional support backup to the organisation as a whole.
As a Special Constable you will have received training, be assessed and achieved a competent level of Police Legislation knowledge to work alongside your fellow Regular colleagues.
A small range and example of the duties you could be involved in are from Missing person enquiries, Working on wildlife crime investigations, Anti-disorder patrols to deal with hotspots, Driving Police vehicles / Crewing patrol vehicles to Major incident door to door enquiries.
Each Police Scotland Division have a Special Constable Coordinator to look after the deployment and development of their Special Constables. After initial training a Special Constable will deploy within their chosen area and develop their skill base with the assistance of their Coordinator and their respective Local Policing team.
Example of comments from current Special Constables:
-“I felt I could contribute to the community I live in and would have opportunities to meet and work with other people while doing a job I had always considered.”
-“Serving the community is an integral part of a Special Constables duties, working as part of the local team and often with other agencies to provide essential services to those who require assistance in their time of need”
-“Volunteering my time to my community has become something that I find extremely rewarding.”
-“I have received a tremendous amount of encouragement, nurturing and support from all my colleagues, from the front office staff to my fellow Special Constables, Constables, Sergeants, Inspector and Chief Inspector. This makes volunteering for duties an easy decision, who would not want to be part of such an amazing team! “
*Interested in Police Scotland Special Constables please contact your Local Special Constable Coordinator or Police Scotland Recruitment at email Policerecruitmentaberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk (for Aberdeen) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for Aberdeenshire and Moray).
*Further information is also available at https://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/special-constables/
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The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help at our Empowerment Centre in Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Tasks include:
● See that the Reception area is kept tidy and looks professional at all times. ● Ensure procedures for signing in, identifying, escorting, and signing out are adhered to at all times. ● Welcome visitors in a pleasant, courteous manner ● Distribute incoming mails and deliveries to the appropriate personnel/function. ● Maintain the door entry system, ensuring there is an adequate supply of key fobs. ● Provide training on the duties and responsibilities of Reception to the appropriate personnel. ● Supervise the labelling of keys, ensuring they are stored in the Key Safe. ● Produce and maintain Operating Procedures for the Reception Rota. ● Answer calls in a timeous, courteous and effective manner.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Abiola Crown, Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07796511319.
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You’ll be part of a team that support and manages local volunteer Children’s Panel Members. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.
You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system. As an AST member, you will be appointed for an initial three year period with the possibility of extending this.
Panel Practice Advisors are responsible for selecting and recommending Panel Members for appointment. They also regularly observe Panel Members within children's hearings and feedback so improvements can be made. Their goal is to support Panel Members through feedback to ensure the strongest possible decisions are being made for children and young people.
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Parenting Together Charity Reg. 1149523 Ranks in the top 1% in the UK for safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and parents. Our volunteers work in the community or individualised support and assistance. We provide Expert Testimony, Safeguarding courses and professional reports for parents involved in family court proceedings.
We recorded a Serious Incident Report to the Charity Commission where nineteen volunteers and Trustees were disassociated, primarily because of confidentiality breaches and misrepresenting the charity to intimidate Social Workers
The charity has excellent feedback from extremely vulnerable service users, https://www.parentingtogether.scot/gallery/Feedback.aspx
We apply low tolerance of anything less than patient kindness towards our service users and train everyone to professional standards, ethically and morally.
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Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, Board/trustee role
Part of team focussed on safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and their parents.
The most vulnerable, bullied, and exploited minority group is disadvantaged at school, in the family courts and in their community. Parenting Together Trustee Chair is also the CEO of Stability4c.com providing legal services and Expert support to prevent any taking advantage or exploiting them in Family Court proceedings. There are several roles to chose from: As a Delegate for the charity you will contact other local charitable groups looking for synergy or potential joint projects. We arrange Zoom training courses on safeguarding and youth behaviour problems for parents. Support Coordinator is both the most traumatising and the most rewarding role. As the title suggests, you may need to help Learning Difficulties parents prepare a written statement for the Court and to arrange a support network of close friends and relatives.
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Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
The role of a Panel Member 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 taken – because every decision, no matter how big or small, has an impact. Panel Members are appointed for a three year period.
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Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
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The role is diverse but demanding. You could be doing anything from policing a football match to assisting at a road accident. Special Constables also police major sporting and public events and provide an excellent bridge between the Police Service and the public, representing both the community within the police service and the police service within local communities.
Specials come from all walks of life and the role can suit those who are able to commit the time to volunteer alongside their own paid employment. It can also be a way for people to experience the role who are considering it as a future career.
You must meet our essential criteria to join and go through the application process. You’ll receive training that is closely aligned to the content of the initial training provided to Probationer Officers, ensuring you are ready to police your streets.
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We are looking for Board directors who can assist in feminist strategic direction of an organisation which works with survivors of sexual violence. The Board of Directors takes on the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all the activities of the organisation. They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations. This role would include:
• Being committed to the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
• Providing feminist strategic direction, including agreeing and monitoring strategic plans.
• Keeping informed of the activities of the organisation and the wider issues that affect its work.
• Ensuring the work of the organisation is monitored and evaluated.
• Embedding the Rape Crisis Scotland Feminist Governance model.
We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
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