The Children's Panel

Around 2,500 amazing people volunteer to be part of the Children’s Panel. We’re here to make sure all of Scotland’s infants, children and young people feel safe, loved, valued and respected. It’s an important and responsible role that is hugely rewarding.

2019's Panel Member recruitment campaign runs from 21 August until, and including, 17 September.

What We Do

Panel Members take part in children’s hearings. They listen to and make important legal decisions with and for children and young people in Scotland.

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What you'll gain

Skills including team work, leadership and a nationally recognised qualification. Plus, you’ll be supporting children and young people in your local community.

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Who we're looking for

In a word – you. There’s no one type of person or background that makes the ideal volunteer Panel Member. We want people who are good listeners, are compassionate and caring.

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CHILDREN’S HEARINGS HELD IN 2018/2019

31,653

CHILDREN’S HEARINGS HELD IN 2018/2019

HOURS VOLUNTEERED EVERY YEAR

360,000

HOURS VOLUNTEERED EVERY YEAR

INFANTS, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORTED IN 2018/2019

13,667

INFANTS, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORTED IN 2018/2019

Our Locations

Panel Members need to live or work in the local authority area they’d like to volunteer in. You can click on the list below to see if we’re recruiting in your area.

Regions Aberdeen City Aberdeenshire Angus Argyll and Bute Clackmannanshire Dumfries and Galloway Dundee East Ayrshire East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire East Lothian Edinburgh Eilean Siar Falkirk Fife Glasgow Highland Inverclyde Midlothian Moray North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire Orkney Perth and Kinross Renfrewshire Scottish Borders Shetland South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire Stirling West Dunbartonshire West Lothian Aberdeen CityAberdeenshireAngusArgyll and ButeClackmannanshireDumfries and GallowayDundeeEast AyrshireEast DunbartonshireEast RenfrewshireEast LothianEdinburghEilean SiarFalkirkFifeGlasgowHighlandInverclydeMidlothianMorayNorth AyrshireNorth LanarkshireOrkneyPerth and KinrossRenfrewshireScottish BordersShetlandSouth AyrshireSouth LanarkshireStirlingWest DunbartonshireWest Lothian