Frequently Asked Question

What qualifications do I need to join the Children’s Panel?

No special qualifications are required for Children's Panel membership - common sense and an ability to listen are essential. People who care for the welfare of children and young people and are capable of taking a reasonable and objective attitude towards children in trouble would be suitable. An ability to grasp the main issues from written reports is useful, as is the need for a commitment to total confidentiality. You should also be able to communicate with children and young people, understand their feelings and reactions and have a commitment to attend ongoing training.