Frequently Asked Question

How can I become involved as a Children’s Panel member?

Panel Members are volunteer members of the public from all walks of life appointed by Scottish Ministers on the advice of local Area Support Teams. In Autumn each year there is a recruitment campaign which is advertised in the press and on the radio to heighten awareness and attract suitable applicants from as wide a field as possible. Panel Members should usuall reside in the area in which they serve, thus underlining the Scottish tradition of care and justice at local level.

Each local authority will run its own local recruitment activities. If you are interested, please visit