We are young people who live or study in Fenland in north Cambridgeshire. We meet regularly to discuss how we can support the issues raised by young people in Fenland, these have been raised through an annual consultation that we carry out with young people aged 11 - 19 in all the schools in Fenland.
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.
Young commissioners are members of the Youth Action Boards who participate in shaping youth services and playing an active role in bringing communities together. The young commissioners will be representative of each district in Cambridgeshire, often with diverse and challenging backgrounds.
Young Commissioners will:
We have commissioned an app called Tootoot which will be used by Thomas Clarkson Academy and Cromwell Community College to support young people who are the victims of bullying
We are working with the Young People Counselling Service and young people to create a tool kit for children and young people to support their mental health.
We conducted a survey with young people attending the secondary schools in Fenland just before the summer holidays started. The student survey focused on young people returning to school in September and how they felt about this. Future commissions will continue to support young people as they return to school.
Over the last few months the Fenland YAB have continued to meet over Zoom. To support young people during this crisis we purchased tablets for year 10s at Neale-Wade Academy and Cromwell Community College. We also paid for lots of craft materials to go into Rainbow Boxes for primary aged children from vulnerable families to enjoy creative activities during lockdown.