Edinburgh

Edinburgh

THE PANEL MEMBER RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN WILL OPEN AGAIN ON MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2017.

If you would like to register your interest so that we can alert you once applications are open, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this page.

Not sure if panel membership is for you? You can find out more about being a panel member in Edinburgh by reading the information below. Also have a look at the Become a Children’s Panel member and the Panel member testimonials pages where you can discover what it is like for people like you, who are already children’s panel members and you can hear from young people about the differences that panel members can make to their lives.

BEING A PANEL MEMBER IN EDINBURGH

The Children's Panel in Edinburgh has around 200 panel members. You must either live or work in Edinburgh in order to sit on hearings, and although you do not need to have previous experience of working with children, you must have an interest in their welfare and the time and commitment to undertake this important role. You should be able to demonstrate that you have some understanding of the kind of difficulties that children and their families face, which might be discussed at children's hearings.

Panel members are asked to commit to two hearings sessions per month although we need you to offer considerably more availability than this so a rota can be drawn up. Panel members should also attend 2-3 local learning and development sessions in addition to the mandatory training per year.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

Hearings in Edinburgh are held at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA), 1 Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2NL. Morning and afternoon sessions are held and these fall within the following approximate times: Monday-Thursday: 9.30am-1pm / 2pm-5.30pm and Friday: 9.30am-1pm (please note there are no sessions on Friday afternoon). 

CLERK CONTACT DETAILS

NAME: Laura Millar
EMAIL: childrenspanel@edinburgh.gov.uk 
TEL: 0131 529 4319