Young Commissioners

Young people (aged 11+) who feed directly into the YAB processes, including discussing priorities, supporting youth workers, inspecting youth provision for quality and making decisions about spending money.


Residential experiences

Every half term, a residential is held for young people aged 13 – 15 who need to make change around their behaviour. Ongoing support is then offered to ensure that the changes become permanent.

Taster days help young people understand and commit to the project.


Accreditation  opportunities

Regular courses on offer including First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Food Hygiene, Skills for Work, etc.


Positive Activities

Holiday and leisure time provision to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem, including days at Appleseed Care Farm and Bittern Meadow.

Life Skill Programmes help young people to understand about money, running a house, getting a job, cooking, car maintenance and other topics important to them.



Service for Year 10 and Year 11 students to receive regular mentor support on a regular basis in schools – looking at futures and raising aspirations.



Support for young people to explore issues that are stopping them access positive activity.



Details of provision and facilities for young people in the area.

Needs Analysis detailing consultation with young people, families and communities.

Young Person’s newsletter

‘A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teenagers’

‘Gift Of The YAB’ – YAB showcasing event run by Young Commissioners


Support for schools and colleges

Grant funding to enable commissioning of external support services.

Inter school conference to share good practice.

Resources and training

Sexual Health delivery programme

Careers event support


Support for people working with young people

Resources and training

Joint working opportunities

Working with communities to engage young people