The Children's Panel is part of the Children's Hearings System, Scotland's care and justice system for children and young people.
The Children’s Panel ensures the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people. Panel members listen, discuss and make important decisions at children’s hearings on how best to protect each child or young person. The Children's Panel considers a child's case as a whole, addressing their needs and deeds together.
If you have been invited to attend a hearing, would like to request a hearing or would like to refer a child to the Children's Hearings System, please contact the Aberdeen SCRA office on 0131 244 8720 or email CityofAberdeenMailbox@scra.gsi.gov.uk
Join the Children's Panel
In Aberdeen City, we need more than 30 men and women to join the Children's Panel and make life-changing decisions for local children and young people.
As a Panel member, alongside the all-important training, you’ll gain a range of skills including team work, leadership and decision making, along with a nationally recognised qualification.
There’s no one type of person who makes the perfect Panel member, however, it goes without saying that we’re looking for people who are good listeners, reliable and importantly – people who care.
We are holding information evenings on Thursday 29 August, Wednesday 4 September and Wednesday 11 September at 6pm in Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen. To book a place please contact Cheryl Nevill using the contact details below.
Applications are open until 17 September 2019. Visit The Children's Panel website to apply.
Legal and Democratic Services
If you would like to make a complaint about the Children's Panel, please visit the Children's Hearings Scotland website.