Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service Panel Members in Preston

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership are recruiting volunteers in the PRESTON area for the Child & Youth Justice Service (CYJS). If you are aged 18 or above, want to help make a difference to children & their local community, and have some spare time to offer, we want to hear from you!

How do volunteers support the work of Lancashire CYJS?

Volunteers create a positive link between the community and the children who access CYJS services by assisting social workers and CYJS workers to help children aged 10 – 18 years, supporting them towards living a safe and crime-free life and make a positive contribution to society. Community referral order panels, allows children to recognise the consequences of their offending and to be accountable for their actions through a restorative approach. They help children to co-produce a contract specifying the support and activities they will take part in during their court order.

Volunteers will need to arrive at 5.30pm when helping facilitate a panel prior to the meeting taking place. Swaps and changes can be made to accommodate the volunteer if necessary. There are occasional adhoc daytime panel meetings, though this is not a regular occurrence.

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  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18
  • Able to complete a full DBS clearance (for more details about our policy on criminal convictions please contact us) DBS funded by LCYJS.
  • Provide at least 2 references who have known the applicant for over 2 years and are not family/relatives
  • Commitment for a minimum of 2-3 hours monthly in  Preston.  Additional adhoc attendance to panel meetings may be requested if cover is needed
  • This is not a student placement and 12 months commitment will be required
  • Programme of comprehensive training to be completed during your time as a volunteer. Training will be face to face and online.
  • Adhere to confidentiality at all times
  • Make a difference to children, young people and their families.
  • Able to follow supervision, instruction and support
  • Gain experience
  • Travel expenses will be paid within guideline.
  • Contribute to the development of the service
  • Be a part of celebration events.

Required Qualities:

  • Good time management
  • Good reading and writing skills
  • Adaptability & flexible approach
  • A person-centred approach
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Confidence
  • An open mind
  • Calm
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Punctuality
  • Commitment & Reliability
  • Non-Judgmental Approach
  • Supportive & 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 support and strengthen your induction training you will need to complete a number of eLearning modules. You will not be able to begin volunteering with CYJS until all necessary training is completed.


Required Age:

18 years +



Marsh Lane Preston

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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: Linda Robinson LVP

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