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Volunteer Youth Offender Panel member

A volunteer is needed to work as part of a Youth Offender Panel.

Specific duties

Youth Offender Panels are led by Community Panel Members. The panel meets with the young person, their parent/carer, and where appropriate the victim(s) of their offence(s), to discuss what took place and encourage the young person to take responsibility for their actions and make amends.

Working together, the panel creates an individual contract of interventions to support the young person to repair the harm caused, and reduce the likelihood of offending in the future.

Experience and skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team-working skills
  • Reliability 
  • Sensitivity
  • Discretion
  • No experience necessary as full training will be given

Days/times required

Panels take place one evening per week, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Volunteers are rostered to attend an average of 2/3 panels per month.




Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with Middlesbrough Council's Travel and Subsistence Policy.

Other responsibilities

  • All volunteers are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to their volunteer role, and adhere to the council’s Volunteer Policy in carrying out their volunteer role
  • All volunteers are expected to respect confidentiality, and the principles and practice of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • All volunteers are required to comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation


If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.

Where a volunteer is disabled, Middlesbrough Council will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary aids, equipment or adaptations to enable a volunteer to carry out their role.