A call for new panel recruits
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.