Who are we?
We are young people who live or study in Broadland, Norfolk.
Each year we ask young people in Broadland 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.
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 Broadland.
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 is provided.
Until further notice, no face to face YAB groups & events will be taking place. We believe this is the best decision to keep everyone safe.
Youth workers Emma and Rose are still on hand to support young people and plan for the future. We have moved our YAB meetings and campaign group to Zoom. Get in touch if you’d like to join!
Priorities for 2020-21
- Youth Voice
- Mental Health
- Self Esteem & Body Confidence
- Deep Dive into Smoking, Drugs & Alcohol
- Lack of Activities & Things to Do
- Covid-19 Response
World Anti-Bullying Forum
Young people in Broadland told us that bullying is an issue that affects them or their lives.
We decided to learn more about how to tackle bullying in schools in Broadland by attending the 2019 World Anti Bullying Forum in Dublin, Ireland, alongside Young Commissioners from Breckland and West Norfolk.
Norfolk Youth Against Bullying
We teamed up with the six other YABs to form Norfolk Youth Against Bullying, in order to share our learning about anti-bullying strategies.
We organised an anti-bullying conference for young people and professionals from around Norfolk. Attendees heard from leading experts in the field and took part in youth-led workshops. Broadland Young Commissioners designed and facilitated a workshop on how school culture & bullying.
During our winter residential at Eaton Vale Young Commissioners took part in Campaign Training led by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
We have since formed a Campaign Group, meeting weekly to work on campaigns around body confidence & self esteem, transport, and to celebrate nationally recognised campaigns.
Get in touch to get involved!