Youth Advisory Board – North Norfolk

Set up in 2012, the North Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is one of 7 partnership forums between young people and adults with an interest in youth provision across Norfolk. 

The main aim of the YAB is to promote young peoples' involvement in designing and developing the services that support their transition from childhood to adulthood, through recreational and non-formal educational opportunities.    

The North Norfolk Youth Advisory Board's Young Commissioners, working in partnership with adult board members, regularly research the needs and interests of young people.  The information they gather is used to inform their decisions about the projects and services they want to commission to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people locally.  For 2015-16 a new Young Persons Mental Health Project was commissioned from YMCA to deliver programmes and services promoting good mental health for young people across the North Norfolk area.

The YAB also aims to work with local providers to help them continually develop their services and make the best use of resources available. If you are interested in what your area offers for young people and in getting involved as a young commissioner/advisor, we'd like to hear from you.  We offer ongoing training and all costs are met by the YAB.  As a representative from a local community group or business with an interest in youth provision, we'd also like to hear from you, and we value the knowledge and expertise you can bring.  

Some of our Young Commissioners went along to Spotlight in London recently to share their thoughts on Youth Work in times of change and ideas on how to influence and develop youth work.  To read the full report please click HERE.


Meet the team

  • Anastasia Twigg
    Senior Development Worker


  • 01603 615670
  • The Benjamin Foundation,
    23-27 St Andrews Street,
    NR2 4TP

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"By achieving Ambition Quality, this organisation has made an ongoing commitment to quality improvement. They have demonstrated their approach to quality through an evidence-based portfolio and ultimately ensure the best possible service for young people."  Rachel Smith, Head of Quality and Training