Referral Order Panel members Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to join our Referral Order Panel.

The panel is made up of people from all sectors of the community who have a real desire to work with children and young people involved in the criminal justice system.

As a volunteer panel member you would sit on a panel with other volunteers to devise individual packages of support for young people involved in offending behaviour. The aim of these packages is to help young people address the factors which led them into offending and to help them make amends for their involvement in offending.

You will also have the opportunity to work with victims who may attend panel.

We are looking for volunteers who can make a commitment to serve as a panel member for a period of at least 12 months and attend a required minimum number of times per year and to undertake the relevant preparatory work in each case.

The panel meet at Talbot and Brunswick Family Hub on Tuesday afternoon from 4pm.

You must be willing to go through an induction prior to starting the role and satisfactory references will be required

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Out of pocket expenses can be claimed back including travel expenses.


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  • To attend Community Panel Meetings on a regular basis (approximately 2 meetings per month)
  • To attend and participate fully in supervision sessions on a group and individual basis
  • To identify and communicate your support needs and make effective use of the support mechanisms provided
  • To follow relevant policies and procedures as laid down by the Youth Offending Team in the delivery of your role
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Council Policy and the GDPR guidelines

Required Qualities:

  • A commitment to working with children and young people involved in offending and their parents/carers to prevent further crime and with victims to deal with the consequences of crime
  • You need to be patient, understanding and have a genuine interest in people
  • You should be approachable and reliable and be able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and listening skills are vital
  • Discretion and a firm commitment to confidentiality
  • Understanding and good judgement, a level headed approach to young people involved in offending
  • An ability and strong commitment to work without prejudice with people of different ages, ethnic, cultural and social background


  • A willingness to undertake the required initial training, further training and ongoing assessment and appraisa

Required Age:

18 years +




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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: Blackpool Council Volunteering

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