Call to join the children’s panel
Children’s Hearings Scotland has kick-started the search for new Children’s Panel members by appealing to Rutherglen and Cambuslang people to come forward.
The Children’s Panel, which is unique to Scotland, improves outcomes for troubled or at risk children and young people who are in need of care or who have offended.
Children’s Hearings Scotland issued the call for new volunteers in South Lanarkshire to help fill the 560 panel roles needed nationally in 2016 as its sixweek recruitment campaign got under way.
There are currently 2500 volunteer panel members across Scotland. However, new recruits from a range of backgrounds are needed each year.
An information evening will be held at 7pm on September 9 in the Corporate Dining Room, Council Offices, Almada Street in Hamilton.
Applicants need to be 18 or over. The deadline is September 30. To find out more about becoming a panel member, visit www. childrenspanelscotland. org.