Selection and Appointment
The national Children's Panel Recruitment Campaign is launched each year by the
Scottish Government. Each year adverts will appear in national and local newspapers
from the beginning of August until mid September. Not all authorities will however
require to recruit each year.
Scottish Ministers make the appointments on the recommendations of the Children’s
Panel Advisory Committee (CPAC) for the local authority area. For new appointments
this involves application forms, interviews and group discussions. The initial period
of appointment for a panel member is between 3 and 5 years and is renewable where
a further recommendation is received from the CPAC, following monitoring.