About the Children's Panel
Children's Panel members make vital decisions about vulnerable children and young people who are in need of care or who have offended, at a children's hearing. Each hearing is a lay tribunal involving three members of the panel and must consist of at least one man and one woman.
CASE STUDY - KIERAN
Kieran was 12 years old when he came to the attention of the Children's Hearings System for offending and having problems at school. At the root of Kieran's problems was the fact that his mother was abusive towards him. As a result, he was referred to the Children's Reporter on grounds of lack of parental care.READ HIS STORY