Make a difference – join the Children’s Panel

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If you feel you could make a real difference to the life chances of young people, the Children’s Panel in North Lanarkshire would like to hear from you.

Scotland’s Children’s Hearings system relies on around 2500 people from all walks of life, who give their time and commitment voluntarily to train and serve as Children’s Panel members.

Panel members are fully trained to sit on hearings in their local authority area.

Mark Hamill, panel committee officer, said: “By joining the Children’s Panel you can help influence important decisions which will improve the lives of children who may come from difficult or troubled backgrounds.

“Being a panel member will give you the chance to make positive decisions which will give these young people a better and brighter future. Children helped by the panel come from all different backgrounds so we need people from all areas of the community to support them.

“The decisions you help make can have a lasting effect on a young person’s life such as being taken into care or moved to a loving and stable foster home giving them the chance to develop in a safe environment.”

If you are interested in applying, please visit our Children’s Panel website where you will find lots of information which should help you decide if volunteering is for you.

For more information visit www.childrenspanelscotland.org/local-authorities-and-asts/north-lanarkshire-ast.