Our youth work team support young people to have a voice and make a difference in their local community through different youth voice mechanisms, including Youth Parliament, Young Commissioners and the Youth Audit Team.
Central Bedfordshire Youth Parliament
As an elected group of young people Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 13-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. They help influence the services provided and ensure the views of young people are known and understood.
Young Commissioners provide a platform for young people to become involved in the decision making process of the recruitment and selection of organisations to run the council youth support services, these services are aimed at children and young people who live and go to school in Central Bedfordshire.
Being part of the Young Commissioners provides young people with an excellent opportunity to have a voice in finding the right organisations to deliver youth provision on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council.
Young Commissioners are also trained to carry out inspections of services, report their findings and make recommendations on how the service can be improved to meet the needs of young people.
Youth Audit Team
The Central Bedfordshire Youth Audit Team is responsible for examining the youth offer of Central Bedfordshire, this includes services provided on behalf and by Central Bedfordshire Council.
The auditors undertake observations of provision, they interview commissioned providers, local authority officers and elected members. Their findings are used to inform future action plans and monitor commissioned services.
For further information on how you can be involved in any of the above please contact Lisa Wright (Senior Youth Worker).