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Children's Panel

Aberdeen City Children's Panel

Since 1971, Scotland's system of justice for young people has been unique from that operating in the rest of the United Kingdom.

The establishment of the Scottish Children's Hearings System stemmed from the work of Lord Kilbrandon. In advising the Government of the day about how to deal with young people in trouble, he recognised that whether they had offended or had been offended against, it was essential that in taking decisions about their future, the best interests of the child or young person must be paramount. Except in exceptional cases involving substantial risks to public safety, that principle remains the foundation of the Children's Hearing System.

You can find out more about the Children's Panel and how you can get involved, by selecting the Children’s Panel link below. 

For further information about the Children's Panel, visit the
Children's Hearings website.

Application Process

2015 Recruitment Campaign Information

The National Recruitment Campaign for 2015 will commence on 17 August 2015.  We will be holding four information evenings during this time.

*  Wednesday 26 August - 7pm Town House, Broad Street

*  Monday 7 September - 7pm Robert Gordon University, Garthdee

*  Tuesday 15 September - 7pm Robert Gordon University, Garthdee

To book a place on one of our information evenings please contact Lynsey McBain or Mark Masson, using the contact details below.  Booking is essential.

Contacts

  • Lynsey McBain
    Children's Panel
    Legal and Democratic Services,
    Town House,
    Broad Street,
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AQ
    Phone: 01224 522123
    Email: lymcbain@aberdeencity.gov.uk

  • Mark Masson
    Children's Panel
    Legal and Democratic Services,
    Town House,
    Broad Street,
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AQ
    Phone: 01224 522989
    Email: mmasson@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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