10 July 2024

Want to make a difference for Aberdeenshire's children and young people?

Children’s Hearings Scotland will be recruiting for volunteers across the country, including in Aberdeenshire, to help support Scotland’s infants, children and young people by playing a part in children’s hearings, as Panel Members.

Panel Members are volunteers from local communities who take part in children's hearings.

Their role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people who have been referred to the Children’s Panel. They aim to ensure the young person is at the heart of every decision made – because every decision, no matter how big or small, has an impact on the life of the child or young person in the hearing. 

Volunteers have access to a certified training programme with a highly experienced and supportive team.

Interested in becoming a volunteer Panel Member but need to know more? 

Sign up for an Information Session taking place via Teams on 29th of July, 22nd August and 27th of September (12.30pm - 1.15pm). 

Each session will present the same information and will be a great opportunity for you to put questions to current Panel Members and learning and support colleagues. 

To register your interest, email 

If you have any questions, visit Children's Hearings Scotland (, or email 

Please consider becoming a Panel Member – to help make a big difference in young lives in Aberdeenshire.