The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Supporting the Bailiwick's Young People
We live in a Bailiwick full of inspiring, passionate, thoughtful, and driven young people. We have a strong community and you will grow up with endless sporting opportunities, natural environments and clean beaches to explore as well as a thriving art scene. Nevertheless, we know that growing up in the Bailiwick can mean you face similar pressures to young people everywhere else in the world (Young People’s Survey , 2019).
Youth work is defined by the Youth Work Act, 2001, in the UK as “A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young people through their voluntary involvement, and which is complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training.”
At the Youth Commission, we believe that you are more than capable of reaching your full potential, but that life can be challenging and at times, your ability to be your very best self, is beyond your control. We believe that with the right support, available at the right time, we can help to make the difference that counts.
The Youth Commission became an independent charity in 2013 and in partnership with our principal funders, the States of Guernsey’s Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, we re-imagined youth work in the Bailiwick.
We deliver high quality targeted and universal services for children & young people to support them to develop their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.
In 2017 the Youth Commission merged services with The Hub which provided targeted support in order to provide a seamless offer for our young people.
Our team are an amazing group of people.
Who are studying or have studied Youth work with the National Youth Agency. Or done their training already.
They have done relevant training in First-Aid and data protection, and worked with young people from different walks of life. They all have DBS checks.
The Youth Commission is proud to focus our funds on the delivery of services that will have the greatest impact on young people whilst ensuring we operate as a high quality, sustainable organisation.