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 infants, children and young people attending hearings in Scotland. Panel Members sit on the Children’s Panel and make high quality decisions with and for children and young people in their local community. As a volunteer Panel Member you can make a difference.
There’s no one type of person or background that makes the ideal Children’s Panel Member. 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. You don’t need to have any specific qualifications, you just need to care.
Children’s Hearings Scotland is dedicated to recruiting a Children’s Panel that represents society, and so to ensure a balanced panel they are looking for more people 18–30 years old, as well as more male Panel Members.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer Children’s Panel Member in Fife by attending one of our informal information sessions taking place in Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT on:
Wednesday 28 August, 7:00pm, Monday 9 September, 3:30pm, Monday 9 September, 7:00pm
While it’s not essential to register, if you’d like to come along to one of the sessions please let us know by telephoning 01592 583125 or emailing Childrens.Panel@fife.gov.uk.
Closing date for applications is 17 September 2019 at 23.59hrs. Apply online at www.childrenspanelscotland.org
If you are passionate about driving positive change in your local community, then this is a volunteering role for you!