The Child Youth and Community Tribunal (CYCT) is currently recruiting to increase its membership. One of the unique features of the CYCT is that its decisions are made by trained volunteers from the local community who are in effect people from a variety of backgrounds who are interested and concerned about children and young people, said the CYCT President, Roger Allsopp.
For anyone interested in becoming a CYCT member, presentations will be taking place at Beau Sejour on Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 18 September at 6 pm. Current Tribunal members will be available to answer questions and discuss in detail what their role involves.
People aged between 21 to 70 are eligible to apply to become members of the CYCT. They do not need formal qualifications but should have a real interest in improving the lives of children and young people.
The service has grown year on year since its inception in January 2010 and offers children and young people in need or in trouble the opportunity to have their case heard outside of a court environment.
Using factual reports and information presented to them, CYCT members decide what action is required and make an informed and unbiased decision about whether or not a child needs to be protected, guided or controlled.
Information and application forms can be obtained following the presentation or from the website www.cyct.org.gg