Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service

Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service PRESTON - South - CYJS - Referral Order Panel Member Volunteer

CYJS Referral Order Panel Member - Preston


Lancashire County Council, Child & Youth Justice Service are looking for volunteers aged 18 or above, who want to help make a difference to children & their local community.

Volunteers play an essential role in supporting the delivery of services by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS). Volunteers work alongside CYJS staff to help children aged 10 – 18 years, to make a difference to their lives, support them towards living a safe and crime-free life, and make a positive contribution to society. Volunteers create a positive link between the community and the children who access CYJS services. We’re looking for volunteers who reflect the diversity of Lancashire.

Being a member of a Community Referral Order Panel allows children to recognise the consequences of their offending and to be accountable for their actions through a restorative approach. Panel members help children to co-produce a contract specifying the support and activities they will take part in during their Court Order Support. These volunteers help children to repair harm for their offences, through a restorative approach. 


  • Over 18 years of age
  • Complete a full DBS clearance (for more details about our policy on criminal convictions please contact us)
  • Provide a reference
  • Be able to commit to at least 2-3 hours per fortnight
  • Complete a programme of training at the outset and at regular intervals during your time as a volunteer.


  • Making a difference to children, young people & their families
  • Comprehensive training Supervision and support
  • Experience 
  • Travel expenses
  • Involvement in restorative processes
  • Contributing to the development of our service.

Please be advised that there will be a training commitment to an induction process.  To support and strengthen your induction training, you will need to complete a number of eLearning modules via the Volunteer Learning Passport. Unfortunately, you will not be able to begin volunteering with CYJS without first completing all necessary aspects of the inductions process, including eLearning.

Qualifications Required

  • DBS satisfactorily returned put in the expiry date (3 years from date of issue) Must be Returned

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Thursday Evening