Young Commissioners Scheme

Become a Young Commissioner

We are looking to recruit young people who have experience of being in care as Young Commissioners.

Your role will be to help those in care have a voice in service design, service development, delivery and evaluation. You will represent young people’s voices to senior decision makers and influence change for the better.

Our aim – to give you the opportunity to participate in service development, reviews and monitoring and new skills.

You need to be:

  • Be in Care or have experience of being in care
  • Come from, or live in Newham
  • Aged 13 plus.


  • Want to make things better for children in care!
  • Be open to learn new skills 
  • Be committed to a minimum of one commissioning activity a month. This is flexible depending on their availability
  • The role will be for six months.

You will get:

  • References on successful completion of the programme
  • Remuneration for your time.
  • To participate in an accreditation programme.
  • To work closely with commissioners to support the commissioning process.


Email: [email protected] with your name, age, contact details

Or contact [email protected]/ Newham’s Children in Care Council.