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Breckland Youth Advisory Board

Making changes by young people for young people in Breckland

Who are we?

Youth Advisory Boards (YABs) are youth-led bodies of Young Commissioners (aged 11-19 and up to 25 with a disability) and professionals.

We work to identify and tackle issues impacting on young people. A YAB operates in each district area of Norfolk.

Young Commissioners complete a personal development programme which involves training in areas such as Equality & Diversity, Power & Democracy, and Rights. We attend residentials to develop our skills, and arrange trips to expand our knowledge. We recently visited parliament to learn more about our democracy, and attended a residential at the adventure centre PGL.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We ask young people in Breckland what matters to them through our yearly youth consultation, and then work to address these issues by campaigning for change, lobbying decision makers, and funding projects.

Last year young people in Breckland told us that mental health and wellbeing, bullying, careers advice, a lack of activities or things to do, anti-social behaviour, and sex and relationship education are the top issues affecting them and their area.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Fri
2024
16:00 Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Feb 23 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford | England | United Kingdom
A youth club for School Years 5,6 & 7* runs on a Monday and Friday 4:00-5:30pm. We have sessional workers leading activities that involve tech media, DJ workshops, the performing arts, face-painting, cooking and various[...]
Feb
26
Mon
2024
12:00 Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford
Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford
Feb 26 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford | England | United Kingdom
Our doors open at lunchtime on  Mondays (during term time) from 12:00-2:00pm for 10-15 years olds who are either home schooled, short or long term excluded or anxious/worried. We offer a welcoming, safe, relaxed and[...]
16:00 Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Feb 26 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford | England | United Kingdom
A youth club for School Years 5,6 & 7* runs on a Monday and Friday 4:00-5:30pm. We have sessional workers leading activities that involve tech media, DJ workshops, the performing arts, face-painting, cooking and various[...]
Mar
1
Fri
2024
16:00 Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford
Mar 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Youth Club & Youth Drop In @ Meet Up Thetford | England | United Kingdom
A youth club for School Years 5,6 & 7* runs on a Monday and Friday 4:00-5:30pm. We have sessional workers leading activities that involve tech media, DJ workshops, the performing arts, face-painting, cooking and various[...]
Mar
4
Mon
2024
12:00 Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford
Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford
Mar 4 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Life Skills Support Group @ Meet Up Thetford | England | United Kingdom
Our doors open at lunchtime on  Mondays (during term time) from 12:00-2:00pm for 10-15 years olds who are either home schooled, short or long term excluded or anxious/worried. We offer a welcoming, safe, relaxed and[...]

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