West Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

Young Commissioners, youth workers and professionals in Amsterdam, researching sex and relationship education.

Who are we?

We are young people who live or study in West Norfolk.

Each year we ask young people in West Norfolk about the issues that matter to them.

We then take action through campaigning, lobbying, advocacy, hosting events and commissioning services.

We work with adult professionals in our community to ensure that young people have a say in decisions that affect them.

Get involved!

Want your voice heard?

Want to make a difference?

The YAB is open to all young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with a disability) who live or study in West Norfolk.

Send us an email at WestYAB@ map.uk.net to find out more about how you can get involved.

Young Commissioners from West Norfolk and Breckland,
Fencing at a YAB residential at activity centre PGL.

Young Commissioners

Members of the YAB are called Young Commissioners.

We meet regularly and work together to make a positive difference in our communities.

Young Commissioners can take part in training, attend residentials, and have the opportunity to meet other young people and make new friends. There is never any cost, and food and transport are provided.

Meadow of Hope

The West Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Young Commissioners are pleased to launch their latest project, in partnership with the Blackfield Creatives team.

The ‘Meadow of Hope’ project will see our Young Commissioners and Blackfield Creatives work with other young people across West Norfolk to create an art installation, using recycled bottles to make hundreds of flowers which will then form a meadow. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment, whilst highlighting the damage that single-use plastics and littering can cause.

Our young commissioners are clear about why they want to get other young people involved: “The West Norfolk YAB believe strongly about the environment. We want to make a change, so even if one person becomes more aware about recycling, it’s something we’re proud to have achieved”

Jenny Ward, one of the Blackfield Creatives Directors, explains why they have got involved: “As we have developed this project with the West Norfolk YAB we have been so impressed by the determination of the Young Commissioners to get the community thinking about recycling. We were delighted that they wanted to take a creative approach to their campaign too and look forward to seeing how the project evolves”.

Over the coming months the team will be out in the community delivering creative workshops in different locations across the region, so that other young people aged between 11 and 19, who live or study in West Norfolk, can take part and make their own flowers for the Meadow too. We are keen to engage with as many people as possible, so if you are interested in supporting a workshop, either in your secondary school, college or youth group, please get in touch with the team at blackfieldcreatives@gmail.com

West Norfolk YAB is working together with South Norfolk YAB to campaign on rights for young people with disabilities. This PowerPoint tells you everything you need to know about our campaign so far. We are looking to hear experiences from young people with disabilities, if you want to get involved please email yabdisabilitycampaign@outlook.com

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Check out the Norfolk Youth Advisory Boards Newsletter to find out more about our work.