Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service (CYJS) Panel Members BURNLEY

Lancashire County Council, Child & Youth Justice Service are looking for volunteers In the BURNLEY area aged 18 or above, who want to help make a difference to children & their local community.

We are recruiting for LOCAL VOLUNTEERS to support their local area if you are not in BURNLEY please do not apply.

Volunteers play an essential role in supporting the delivery of services by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS). Volunteers work alongside CYJS staff to help children aged 10 – 18 years, to make a difference to their lives, support them towards living a safe and crime-free life, and make a positive contribution to society. Volunteers create a positive link between the community and the children who access CYJS services. We’re looking for volunteers who reflect the diversity of Lancashire.

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Being a member of a Community Referral Order Panel allows children to recognise the consequences of their offending and to be accountable for their actions through a restorative approach.
Panel members help children to co-produce a contract specifying the support and activities they will take part in during their Court Order Support

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Complete a full DBS clearance (for more details about our policy on criminal convictions please contact us)
  • Provide a reference
  • Be able to commit to at least 2-3 hours per fortnight
  • Complete a programme of training at the outset and at regular intervals during your time as a volunteer.

Required Qualities:

  • Good time management
  • Good reading and writing skills
  • A flexible approach
  • A person-centred approach
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Confidence
  • An open mind
  • Calm
  • Work as part of a team
  • Punctuality
  • Commitment
  • Reliability
  • Non-Judgmental Approach
  • Adaptability
  • Support
  • Empathy
  • Maintaining confidentiality

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Facilitation
  • Mediation
  • Self Reflection
  • Creativity
  • An ability to see the overall picture


Please be advised that there will be a training commitment to an induction process.  To support and strengthen your induction training, you will need to complete a number of eLearning modules via the Volunteer Learning Passport. You will not be able to begin volunteering with CYJS without first completing all necessary aspects of the inductions process, including eLearning.

Each panel member is given a rota where they will be listed for once or twice a month.  You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the panel starting to speak with case holders and have a discussion with  panel colleagues prior to the meeting taking place.

Required Age:

18 years +


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Whittam Street Burnley

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Julie Steele

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