A call for new panel re­cruits

The Oban Times - - News -

CHIL­DREN’S Hear­ings Scot­land (CHS) has kick-started its search for new Chil­dren’s Panel mem­bers in Ar­gyll and Bute.

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.

CHS is­sued the call for new vol­un­teers in Ar­gyll and Bute to help fill the 560 panel roles needed na­tion­ally in 2016, as their six week re­cruit­ment cam­paign got un­der­way last week.

More than 45 panel mem­bers have sup­ported this year’s cam­paign by speak­ing out about their mo­ti­va­tions for volunteering for this im­por­tant role.

Men in par­tic­u­lar are be­ing urged to come for­ward, to en­sure hear­ings have the right rep­re­sen­ta­tion as the law re­quires both men and women to sit on each hear­ing.

Ap­pli­cants need to be 18 or over, and the dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Septem­ber 30.

To find out more about be­com­ing a panel mem­ber, visit: www. chil­drenspan­elscot­land.org.

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