The Convenor and Tribunal Board (the “Board”) was established in 2008. The Board has a number of functions which are set out in the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 (the “Law”). The Board oversees the Office of the Children’s Convenor and has strategic oversight of the delivery of the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal (the “CYCT”). The Board is not a servant or agent of the States, but is an independent body and under a duty to discharge its functions fairly, impartially and independently.
The main functions of the Board are:
To assist the Convenor, including agreeing the terms and conditions for the post.
To assist and support the Convenor to carry out her functions as and when requested. This will include the Convenor having access to members of the Board for advice and support and also access to professional and peer support.
To assist and support the President of the CYCT with the carrying out of his functions as and when requested.
There are presently eight members of the Board who bring experience from a range of backgrounds. The Board has representation from Guernsey, Scotland and England reflecting the unique mix of the new Law.
The present Board members who meet at least four times a year are: