Be a Young Commissioner

What is the Youth Advisory Board?

There are seven Youth Advisory Boards, or YABS, in Norfolk, all linked to District Council areas. YABs are in place to look at services, facilities and important issues for young people in their areas, and work with others to ensure that needs are met in the best possible way.

What is a Young Commissioner?

Young Commissioners are young people aged 13 – 19, or up to 25 years old with special educational needs, who work to improve areas and services around South Norfolk.

This group of young people leads the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). They are supported by youth workers, councillors, teachers, police officers, health workers and other specialists.

What does a Young Commissioner do?

Young Commissioners discuss priorities, plan action and are a resource for other organisations. We make important decisions around how money gets spent and then check that it has been spent properly. We are trained to recognise good quality services and to make recommendations where things could be better.

Young Commissioners:

– Make quality judgements
– Make decisions
– Make links with services.

We meet regularly, run events and fund lots of activities such as working farm days, residentials, activity days, life skills and accredited courses. Our actions lead the way for positive experiences and change in young people’s services.

How can I become a Young Commisioner?

If you’d like to be involved, get in touch:

Text or call 07546 059061
Email [email protected]