An urgent appeal has been issued for new Children’s Panel volunteers in West Lothian and Falkirk.
A total of 17 new panel members are needed for West Lothian while 12 are needed for the Falkirk area this year to ensure the system offers the best possible support. People who live and work in the area are being urged to apply by the October 18 deadline if they think they have what it takes to help a child or young person out of a dark place.
No qualifications are needed as full training is provided. Applicants need to be over 18, have the time to commit to attending hearings, and have empathy and a genuine interest in helping vulnerable children and young people.