A Youth Offender panel is made up of two volunteers recruited directly from the local community alongside one member of the multi-agency Youth Offending Team.
The panel will meet with the young person and their parents/carer to talk about the reasons for the offending behaviour and to discuss a way forward. The Panel will agree an individual contract aimed at making amends to the victim and / or community, reducing the risk factors associated with their offending behaviour and increasing the protective factors.
To attend Panel Meetings.
To undertake the Youth Offending Panel Volunteer role as determined by the Youth Justice Board.
To ensure that all panel meetings are underpinned by a restorative approach.
To attend all mandatory training events.
To attend supervision meetings as appropriate.
To maintain principles of confidentiality at all times.
To operate at all times within safe practice principles.
To act in accordance with the procedures and standards expected of volunteers, as explained in the training provided by CYOS.
To implement the equal opportunities policy of Cheshire Youth Offending Service.
To complete all relevant paperwork.