South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board
What is a Young Commissioner?
Young Commissioners are young people aged 13 – 19 years. They are the group of people who lead the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). There are seven 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.
Young Commissioners meet on a regular basis to discuss priorities, plan action and ensure delivery. This group of young people is supported by adults such as youth workers, councillors, teachers, police officers, health workers and other specialists. Young Commissioners make important decisions around how money gets spent, and then they get to check that it has been spent properly.
Young Commissioners represent young people in the area and so everyone is welcome to speak to them. Young Commissioners are trained to recognise good quality services, and to make recommendations where things could be better.