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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

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Recruitment and tenure of panel members

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1(1)The National Convener may make arrangements for the recruitment of persons as members of the Children’s Panel (a person appointed as a member being referred to in this schedule as a “panel member”).

(2)It is for the National Convener to appoint persons as panel members from those recruited under sub-paragraph (1).

(3)The National Convener must reappoint as a panel member a person whose appointment has ceased unless—

(a)the person declines to be reappointed, or

(b)the National Convener is satisfied that sub-paragraph (4) applies.

(4)This sub-paragraph applies if the person is unfit to be a panel member by reason of—

(a)inability,

(b)conduct, or

(c)failure without reasonable excuse to comply with any training requirements imposed by the National Convener.

(5)The period for which a person is appointed or reappointed as a panel member is 3 years.

(6)The National Convener may, with the consent of the Lord President of the Court of Session, remove a panel member during the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (5) if satisfied that sub-paragraph (4) applies.

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