Clerk contact details
If you have any queries, or would just like to chat to someone about volunteering in the Children’s Hearings System, please contact the Clerk for Ayrshire:
Name: Lisa Owen
Phone: 01294 324162 or 01294 324155
Being a Panel Member in Ayrshire
Ayrshire Area Support Team (AST) consists of three local authorities - East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. Prospective Panel Members are expected to live or work within the geographical boundaries of one local authority area but may have the opportunity to sit as a Panel Member in any area within Ayrshire.
Panel Members in Ayrshire are expected to commit to sitting on two children’s hearing sessions every month.
Local Training Events
- Once you have completed your pre-service training, there will be regular local learning and development evenings offered in each area every year. You should attend as many of these as possible.
- Local training will focus on local services available to families and practice issues particular to Ayrshire. Topics are relevant to issues arising in the area or new services which Panel Members should know about.
Currently hearings are being scheduled in person, virtual and hybrid on Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons. Hearing schedule in North Ayrshire is as follows:
Irvine (Hearings at Kilmarnock and on Isle of Arran as and when required): Monday morning, Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning and afternoon, Thursday morning and afternoon, Friday morning. Virtual sessions when required.
Your hearings centre is Sovereign House, Academy Road, Irvine, KA12 8RL.