Applications for Membership of the Children’s Panel Now Open!

Applications for membership of the Children’s Panel (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) in the Western Isles are now open.

Children’s Panel members make vital decisions about vulnerable children and young people in need of help. 

An information evening, which will take the form of a drop in session, will be held between 5pm-7pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at the Council Offices, Sandwick Rd, Stornoway. 

Angus MacLeod, Chairman of the Eilean Siar Area Support Team, said: "We are looking for men and women to sit on the local Children’s Panel to make a real difference to the lives of young people. No qualifications are necessary to apply, just a requirement to care and to commit to sitting on one hearings session per month, and to attend three local learning and development sessions per year."

For any queries, or to chat to someone about volunteering in the Children’s Hearings System, please contact the Clerk to the Area Support Team:

Marina Macaulay 
01851 822613

For technical queries relating to an application, please email 

Applications close on Tuesday 26th September 2017.