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Panel Practice Advisor
Children’s Hearings Scotland
Closing Date: 2013-01-07
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Location : Scotland Wide
Status(FT/PT) : Voluntary
Closing Date : 2013/01/07

Job Role : Volunteer as a Panel Practice Advisor for Children’s Hearings Scotland and make a difference by supporting the Children’s Panel to support children and young people. This is an exciting time to volunteer within the Children’s Hearings System, as the Children’s Hearings Scotland Act 2011 (the 2011 Act) comes fully into force in June 2013. The 2011 Act introduces significant changes to the Children’s Hearings System and to the ways in which panel members are recruited, trained and supported in their important role. In particular the 2011 Act created the new role of a National Convener with functions, duties and powers to champion and support panel members and a dedicated national body, Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) to support the National Convener in the delivery of their functions. As of June 2013, there will be one national Children’s Panel, supported at local level by 22 Area Support Teams. Panel Practice Advisors will have a critical role within the Area Support teams, as they will be responsible for selecting and recommending panel member appointments and re-appointments to the National Convener. They will also regularly observe panel member practice within children’s hearings and will contribute to practice development within their AST area. With a number of positions available locally across Scotland, if you have good assessment, observation, interviewing and communication skills and are able to regularly give your time to the Children’s Hearings System, contact CHS for a full application pack.

Organisation Profile : The Children’s Hearings System is Scotland’s unique care and justice system for children and young people in need of care, protection and support. The system is unique because it is unsalaried, lay tribunal members - the panel members - who are the decision makers at Children’s Hearings, considering the needs, circumstances and best interests of the children and young people before them.

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Application Notes : Please email Shy Das-Bharadwa for an application pack, which can either be emailed or posted to you. Shy can be emailed at or phone her on 0131 2443696. The deadline for the return of completed applications is Monday 7 January 2013.

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