UPDATE: Current campaign is now closed but you can register your interest in future campaigns via this link: https://www.chscotland.gov.uk/volunteering-with-us/panel-members/
CHS are recruiting for volunteers across Scotland to help support Scotlands most vulnerable infants, children and young people. We are looking for a diverse range of enthusiastic people aged 18 and over who can show empathy, compassion, trust and who have great listening skills.
Panel Members are volunteers from local communities who take part in children's hearings. Their role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people who have been referred to the Children's Panel. Panel Members ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision made "because every decision, no matter how big or small, has an impact on the life of the child or young person in the hearing".
CHS offer a certificated training programme with a highly experienced team to support your development, who will help you along your journey in becoming a panel member.
More details: www.chscotland.gov.uk
no upper age limit has been specified
Training will be delivered over 5 full days at fortnightly intervals, four face to face sessions and one virtual. There will be some self-led online work to be completed in between the facilitated sessions.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - They reimburse mileage rates, financial loss allowance where appropriate and childcare costs, usually on a monthly basis.
No special qualifications - only an interest in helping and an ability to listen to children.
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